Tom Galway Becomes Thought Leader in Payment Services

Card Fox Merchant Services, All Ireland Business Foundation
Tom Galway, Founder of Card Fox Merchant Services photographed with his All-Star Accreditation certificate and medallion.

Tom Galway has earned a Thought Leader Accreditation from the All-Ireland Business Foundation.

The Accreditation signifies that Tom is the go-to-person in his field of expertise and a trusted source who can move and inspire others with his innovative ideas; turning ideas into a reality and knowing and showing how to replicate his success.

This is an independently verified standard mark for indigenous businesses, based on rigorous selection criteria. The Accreditation is overseen by the prestigious All-Ireland Business Foundation, whose adjudication panel is chaired by Dr Briga Hynes of the Kemmy Business School at the University of Limerick and Kieran Ring, CEO of the Global Institute of Logistics.

Responding to today’s announcement, Tom Galway, Founder of CardFox Merchant Services says, “Being recognised as a Business All-Star gives a great sense of satisfaction as we built the business from scratch and this Accreditation is an affirmation that we are going in the right direction and that our work to date is now independently recognised as having a real value within the business community.”

“Any All-Star is hard-won, whether in sport or business and we feel that the Accreditation is independent recognition of our expert skills within the payments sector. We hope that this Accreditation helps to attract many new clients who may recognise the independent verification of the All-Star process.”

Dr Hynes said the Accreditation, which is now held by over 450 firms, is needed by the thousands of small and medium businesses which operate to their own standards, but have nothing to measure them by.

“We evaluate a company’s background, trustworthiness and performance, and we speak to customers, employees and vendors. We also anonymously approach the company as a customer and report back on the experience. The business goes through at least two interviews and is scored on every part of the process against set metrics”, she said.

CardFox is not to be confused with other tied sales agencies or vested interest acquiring Banks, CardFox uniquely provides professional independent advice, having reviewed the bespoke requirements of each client. CardFox now have a choice of 10+ leading Irish, European & International acquiring banks/processors and this level of choice is paramount to having the ability to secure the most suitable solutions from the market.

CardFox provides innovative options such as the ability to secure instant access to card payment turnover for their clients (the fastest access in the world) and a choice of pricing mechanisms including a very interesting tracker style model, which ensures the lowest rates for all merchants and adds value to any consultation with CardFox. Over 20 years, the financial services and payments sector experience can be used to the advantage of your business by engaging CardFox as consultants.

The All-Ireland Business Foundation is a national body which accredits best-in-class Irish businesses as Business All-Stars. The Foundation also oversees the All-Ireland Business Summit while promoting peer dialogue amongst our members on an ongoing basis.

To learn more about CardFox Merchant Services, visit their All-Star showcase page here.

The process to select the next group of Business All-Star accredited companies has begun and further information is available at