AnyExcuse secures Mastercard distribution deal

The payments based start-up aims to grow in Ireland, Britain and the US

Pádraig Shanley, chief executive of AnyExcuse, which has 2,000 pubs across Ireland using its system. Picture: Bryan Meade

AnyExcuse, a Dublin-based payments start-up, has secured a distribution deal with Mastercard to push its product around the Irish, British, and EU markets. The company has also launched a new bar management software system.

The business, which develops voucher and offers programmes for pubs, has developed a virtual credit card system with Mastercard with the payments company pushing the product around the British and Irish markets.

“We’ve gone live with Mastercard after two and a half years of work. We control the backend ourselves. We’re doing pilots on that at the moment and it is going live across Ireland and Britain. We’ll be able to open up more European countries as we go along,” Pádraig Shanley, chief executive and founder of AnyExcuse, told the Business Post.