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"Our mission is to simplify the selection process for online businesses and e-commerce merchants searching for the best payment service provider to process their online payments."

About.... About-Payments

About-Payments officially launched in 2012 and rebranded and relaunched early 2014. Our company is based in Vleuten, The Netherlands and is operated and managed by a group of former payment professionals in the field of online and mobile payments. 

The reason for creating About-Payments was - and still is - the lack of transparency across the online payments industry.


Who are the providers of online payment solutions? What are their differences? And - especially important to merchants and businesses - who can help them to accept payments online? What is the best match given the technical set-up of the merchant, required payment methods and pricing? About-Payments is here to help.

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Meet the team

Bob Manni

Focus area: Sales & Business Development

Bob is CEO and founder of About-Payments, where he drives the company's vision, strategy and business development. He brings over 17 years of experience in the online payments industry with various roles in sales and business development. 

Before founding About-Payments, Bob worked at Triple Deal, one of the first payment service providers in the Netherlands back in 2000 followed by developing the e-commerce business line at merchant acquirer European Merchant Services, a joint venture of First Data and ABN AMRO Bank, based in Amsterdam. 

Bob has a masters degree in International Management from the ISER Rotterdam, The Netherlands and the ESC in Bordeaux, France (EBP programme).

Erik van den Heuvel

Focus area: Product & Marketing 

Erik is responsible for the overall Marketing & Product Development and About-Payments' vision and strategy. He has worked in the payment industry for over 17 years with various roles in Customer Services (process engineer), Compliance and Risk (Compliance Manager Acquiring), Sales & Marketing and Product Development (Product Specialist, Product Manager).

Erik started his payment career in 1999 at Interpay Netherlands, followed by PaySquare (card acquirer) and European Merchant Services (EMS, card acquirer).

Erik has a bachelor degree in Management, Economic and Law from the Business School of Utrecht.

Arjan Lamers

Focus area: IT development

Arjan co-leads the Technical Development at About-Payments and brings a lot of experience as a senior technical consultant to various online payment solutions. Next to his role at About-Payments, he is doing research on website scalability at the Open University.


Arjan is also software architect at and co-founder of First8, a Java software company based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. At About-Payments Arjan takes the lead in platform performance, scalability, analytics and search engine optimization. 

Arjan holds a masters degree in Computing Science from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Bas Passon

Focus area: IT development

Bas co-leads the Technical Support & Development at About-Payments and is an experienced senior JAVA consultant for various E-commerce applications and start-ups in the last 10 years.


Next to his role at About-Payments, Bas is the co-founder of First8, a JAVA software company based in Nijmegen, The Netherlands and is part of its management team. At About-Payments Bas takes the lead in Java development, connectivity, platform integration, usability and design. 

Bas holds a masters degree in Computing Science from the Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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