SafetyPay Invited to Speak on Alternative Payments in Emerging Markets at the 2013 GDC

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SafetyPay, the real time safe online-banking payment solution, was proud to participate as one of the speakers on a panel at the 2013 Game Developers Conference.

The real time safe online-banking payment solution, SafetyPay, was proud to send one of their own to participate as a panel speaker at the 2013 Game Developers in San Francisco, CA recently on March 29th.

Jonathan Newall, SafetyPay’s Director of U.S. Sales, spoke on a panel with four other presenters on how alternative payment system providers can help gaming companies earn more revenue abroad, especially in emerging markets. Also participating were representatives from Yandex Money, Skrill/Moneybookers, Payelp Global, and Incomm.

The panel’s discussion lasted about 60 minutes, and was moderated by Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GameBeat (VentureBeat). The speakers discussed and responded to questions addressing the diverse global landscape of e-commerce payments for gaming companies in emerging markets, particularly in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). They provided insights as to which regions payment providers see as the fastest growing markets and how gaming companies can earn even more revenue in these regions.

The panel highlighted the need for a comprehensive payment strategy in emerging markets as consumers wish to pay in their preferred payment method. "In the U.S., credit card adoption rates are high, however, they vary significantly in emerging markets where cash, real-time bank transfers, e-wallets and other forms of alternative payment comprise a large part, and in some cases, the majority of e-commerce payments," says Jonathan Newell of SafetyPay.

About GDC:
Produced by the UBM Tech Game Network, the Game Developers Conference is the world’s largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event. It serves as a forum for programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.

About SafetyPay:
SafetyPay is a real-time online-banking payment solution that enables hundreds of millions of consumers to shop from merchants worldwide and pay directly from their bank account in their local currency. The SafetyPay solution is available in the USA, Europe, Canada and Latin America through it's Global Banking Network of over 100 banks. SafetyPay guarantees no fraud and no chargebacks while supporting mobile, call center applications, e-invoices, pay-outs and promotions. For more information please visit

For more information contact: Sasha Hernandez (786) 294-6411 ext. 252 shernandez(at)safetypay(dot)com

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