1985: Founded in Galway, Ireland as Cashback Ltd., facilitating VAT refunds for international visitors to Ireland
1993 – 1999: Business expanded throughout Europe, launching in France and then opening operations in the United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany.
1999: Fintrax R&D team, created and patented DCC. Following this, intelligent eligibility detection for card payments was introduced to all POS devices
2002: Premier Tax Free was launched as the new group worldwide brand and trademark. We opened offices in Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Jordan, Singapore, New Zealand, Denmark, Portugal, Mexico, Hungary, Morocco and Sweden.
2005: Fintrax R&D team created the first ever integrated EPOS Tax Free solution, which was quickly deployed to a luxury British department store.
2009: Premier Tax Free won a Retail Systems Award for ‘Cards and Payments Solution of the Year’ for Premier Integrated, a year after it was deployed into another British department store.
2011: Recorded and increase in Tax Free Shopping transactions by 150% in a luxury fashion retailer following the installation of Premier Automatic with DCC
2013: Premier Tax Free merged with Tax Free Worldwide to create a substantially enhanced tax refund business. The combined business, trading as Premier Tax Free, provide services to over 150,000 retail outlets and process over 14 million transactions per year.