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Who are we?

Clearhaus was founded in 2011 with one goal: to simplify online payments. Our goal is to deliver payment solutions to online stores across Europe. We develop and maintain our own infrastructure and by using new technology we've made online payments become faster, simpler and more secure.

Management: Claus M. Christensen, CEO and Søren Soltveit, CTO.

Board of Directors: Søren Soltveit (chairman), Claus M. Christensen, Anders G. Christensen and Michael Burtscher.

What do we do?

Clearhaus is the easiest way to accept online and mobile payments in both online eCommerce stores and mobile apps. We handle transactions for 4000+ merchants ranging from startups to large corporate businesses around the world everyday.

We have developed and operate our own infrastructure and provide nice APIs, documentation and a sleek dashboard. The dashboard provides insight into every every transaction and every payout.

May 2011

Our vision was and still is to simplify online payments, this means instant or close to instant account opening, easy access to our support team and to help our merchants prevent or at least minimize fraud through usage of new and modern technology.

FSA License
Feb 2012

Clearhaus obtained a payment institution license (Payment Service Directive) and is licensed as an acquirer, authorised by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.

Visa & MasterCard Principal Member
Oct 2014

Clearhaus became Principal Member of Visa and MasterCard in Europe

Beta in EU28/EEA
Jun 2015

Clearhaus launched beta version in Europe and today we've merchants in all European countries.

Acquired Paylike
Apr 2016

Clearhaus bought Paylike (paylike.io), a European PSP (Payment Service Provider) who combines merchant acquiring with payment gateway in one offering.

Our Growth

With exponential growth since we launched and in 2016 we won the award Best Exponential Startup in the Nordic Region.

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Visa & MasterCard

Principal Member

Mastercard Visa

As a principal member of Visa and MasterCard we are obliged to serve and protect your business in every transaction.

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