Stripe, a digital payments firm headquartered in San Francisco, has further expanded its presence in the Asia-Pacific region by launching services in New Zealand.
Announcing the move in a blog post, Stripe’s head of Australia and New Zealand Growth Mac Wang said that the launch will allow businesses in New Zealand to accept payments covering more than 135 global currencies “in minutes”.
Stripe, founded by Irish brothers Patrick and John Collison in 2010, has been beta testing its products in New Zealand since the start of 2017.
“Thousands of companies gave us feedback and helped shape our product for New Zealand,” Wang wrote.
“During our preview, we’ve worked with some of the region’s fastest-growing businesses: Xero uses Stripe to let any of their million users accept credit cards for their invoices—one of the first accounting platforms to do so. Mobi2Go, a software-as-a-service platform for restaurants across the world, uses Stripe to allow restaurants to accept payments from their customers with Apple Pay and cards in local currencies.”
New Zealand is Stripe’s fifth market in the Asia-Pacific region. It previously launched services in Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and Japan. Overall, the company now has presence in 25 countries globally.