An international finance company is to create up to 100 jobs at its new global headquarters in Dublin.
Aztec Money plans to fill multilingual roles in the areas of data processing, marketing, sales and IT within the next two years.
The company specialises in giving small and medium size businesses and corporates access to a network of institutional investors interested in purchasing invoices, providing instant cash flow.
Jobs minister Richard Bruton said improving access to finance is a key part of the Government's plans for jobs and growth.
"Since taking office, we have put in place new funding mechanisms that will make available an additional two billion euro in credit for Irish businesses," said Mr Bruton.
"Today, Aztec Money are announcing that they are establishing an innovative new service for Irish SMEs to help improve cash flow, which will be a very welcome addition to the support available to job-creating businesses here."
The jobs will be based at George's Quay in Dublin.
Oliver Gabbay, chief operating officer of Aztec Money, said Ireland was an obvious choice for the new headquarters because of the opportunities to develop the business.
Mr Bruton later revealed Mafic Ireland plans to create 70 jobs over the next three years with a multi-million euro investment in a new production facility in Kells, Co Meath.
The site has secured exclusive technology rights for the production of basalt fibre and will be hiring general management, shop floor managers, general operatives and administrative staff.