SOURCE: Net Element, Inc.

Net Element, Inc.

December 22, 2015 10:24 ET

Net Element's PayOnline Launches Payment Acceptance for Dating.com

Contract With Dating.com Yields Further Expansion Into Growing Online Dating Industry

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Dec 22, 2015) - Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) ("Net Element" or the "Company"), a provider of global mobile payment technology solutions and value-added transactional services, today announced that its subsidiary PayOnline has entered into a merchant processing contract and launched payment acceptance services for the popular global online dating network Dating.com.

This contract further highlights Net Element's momentum as a global payments-as-a-service platform that facilitates cross-border transactions through a comprehensive range of services that includes single on-boarding interface, extensive suite of fraud protection solutions, data analytics and reporting tools. This technical integration also makes over 100 payment methods available to Dating.com. Global transaction information is accessible as PayOnline routes transactions from all channels and from all payment methods through a single payment gateway.

With a fully integrated, bank-agnostic, tokenization solution, PayOnline helps simplify complex cross-border enterprise payment processing. PayOnline's SaaS-based suite of solutions is PCI-DSS certified and enables merchants to streamline electronic payment acceptance and reduce the scope and burden of PCI compliance. PayOnline safeguards its entire electronic merchant's payment ecosystem providing merchants with a peace of mind that their transaction are safe and secure.

"According to datingreviews.com, 50 percent of all relationships could begin online by 2031. By 2040, that number could jump to 70 percent," commented Marat Abasaliev, CEO of PayOnline. "With the recent addition of Dating.com to our family of merchants, PayOnline is well positioned to benefit from this growing market trend."

Dating.com was looking at new and innovative ways to improve one-time and recurring payment experiences of their clients. PayOnline gives Dating.com the ability to offer a broader, innovative choice of payment methods and extend the availability of on-line payments to clients who previously did not have an on-line payment option.

"We will continue applying resources to developing advantages in our payment platform to provide processing and operational support to merchants who are serving customers in multiple regions," commented Oleg Firer, CEO of Net Element.

About Dating.com
Dating.com is at the forefront of the online dating world and offers an unmatched global reach. Launched in 1993, Dating.com now covers more than 32 countries and offers the technology that lets members have a unique dating experience. Dating.com connects singles around the world and inspires romance on a global scale. Dating.com offers the most direct and successful approach to meeting singles anywhere in the world. For more information, visit www.dating.com.

About Net Element
Net Element, Inc. (NASDAQ: NETE) operates a payments-as-a-service transactional and value-added services platform for small to medium enterprise ("SME") in the US, Russian Federation and other international markets. In the US it aims to grow transactional revenue by innovating SME productivity services such as its cloud based, restaurant point-of-sale solution Aptito. Internationally, Net Element's strategy is to leverage its omni-channel platform to deliver flexible offerings to emerging markets with diverse banking, regulatory and demographic conditions such as UAE, Kazakhstan, India and Latin America where initiatives have been recently launched. It maintains offices in Miami, FL and in Russia. Further information is available at www.netelement.com.

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