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GDC Sponsor Q&A: payabl. CEO Ugne Buraciene on Helping Businesses Thrive

Gearing up for the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this month? As you plan your sessions schedule and GDC Expo tour, be sure to check out the offerings from our array of sponsors who help fuel the game industry and play a key role to the success of GDC 2022.

To give you a better sense of what the expect from the show and our partner payabl., we got in touch with CEO Ugne Buraciene to find out more about the company's focus on helping businesses grow and thrive, especially in the video game industry. 

Could you please introduce yourself and your role at payabl.?

Hi! My name is Ugne Buraciene and I’m the CEO of payabl.

We are a paytech expert empowering merchants to take, make and manage payments globally. Our full solution stack includes card acquiring, alternative payment methods, payment accounts and prepaid cards. But what we really do is simple: we help businesses grow and thrive.

I’m an all-things-payment enthusiast, with 14+ years of experience in banking and payments in the global fintech space.

What’s the most exciting thing payabl. is looking forward to presenting at GDC?

We’re pleased to share the details of our latest product innovations and technology advancements and explain how these can empower video gaming merchants in practical terms as they further develop their businesses.

These include the launch of our first open banking alternative payment method, called payabl. open banking, and the new integration of popular digital wallets to our payment gateway. Video gaming merchants can rely on payabl. for a holistic online payments processing package for their micro-transactions and subscription-based payment needs.

Alternative payment methods are growing in popularity, but we’ve seen players share concerns about cybersecurity and digital theft. How does payabl. work to ensure these payment methods are safe and secure for players and companies?

payabl.’s payment gateway holds a PCI DSS Level 1 certification, offering the highest level of protection for every online transaction processed with us. Our proprietary fraud management systems along with anti-fraud tools provided through our partners, ensure that gamers’ transactions are securely processed, and our merchants’ payment pages are equipped with the best available anti-fraud practices.

What questions are you hoping to get from GDC attendees when they visit payabl.’s virtual booth?

The video gaming industry is definitely on the rise in the last few years which increases the demands of both businesses and users. I think merchants attending GDC would like to explore how they can expand in new markets, improve their user experience offering and retain customers. As payment experts, we can support them in creating a frictionless payment experience to increase their sales and improve customer retention.

Head here for more information about payabl. and its services! 

GDC 2022 will take place from March 21-25 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, California, with our virtual event happening March 21 to April 1. This year’s event will deliver the industry’s greatest source of content and connections—with plenty of exciting talks, sessions, and networking events. Register for GDC 2022 today!

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