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BNP Paribas Taps Worldline to Fight IBAN Fraud in SEPA Direct Debits

Finance Magnates

"French banking group, BNP Paribas, has extended its partnership with Worldline, tapping the French payments services provider’s open banking-based account validation technology to reduce International Bank Account Number (IBAN) fraud in Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) Direct Debits (SDD) transactions. SSD is an automated payment method used to clear one-off or recurring invoices in SEPA through a signed mandate. However, a report by the Bank of France highlights that fraudulent use of IBAN during an SDD mandate signature process accounts for over 60% of frauds in direct debits in recent years."

March 10, 2023

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Worldline Makes it Easier for Companies to Enter the Metaverse

Worldline

"Worldline, a global leader in payment services, enables merchants, banks and service providers to easily enter the Metaverse. In the future, the Metaverse will be another retail commerce channel alongside POS and e-commerce. Worldline launches the new shopping mall in Decentraland on March 8th with the first 9 stores, including the German direct bank Consorsbank, The Chedi Andermatt, a Swiss luxury hotel, and Naked Life, a non-alcoholic spirits brand from Australia."

December 21, 2022

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Worldline ePayments India Gets RBI’s In-Principle Approval for Payment Aggregator Licence

Moneycontrol

“Digital payment processing firm, Worldline ePayments India on December 21 received in-principle authorisation from the Reserve Bank Of India to act as a payment aggregator (PA). Worldline ePayments India is part of Worldline Group, which is a financial services company that provides services like in-store and online commercial acquiring, secure payment processing and other such digital services.”

December 19, 2022

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Worldline Launches ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ Service in Travel Payments

Worldline

“Worldline, a global leader in payments services, has announced a new service to help satisfy rapidly increasing customer demand in the travel sector for ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ (BNPL) payments. The company has partnered with leading travel payment provider Fly Now Pay Later and the joint offering is available through Worldline’s existing TravelHub payment solution.”

November 7, 2022

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Worldline to Buy Merchant-Acquiring Activities of Italy’s Banco Desio

Reuters

“French payment services company Worldline announced on Monday a deal to buy the merchant-acquiring activities of Italy’s Banco Desio, which delivers payment solutions for various businesses, for about 100 million euros ($99.4 million). The payments sector has seen several big takeover deals in recent years as the growing use of e-commerce platforms and smartphones sparked competition to develop new systems.”

October 26, 2022

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Worldline Launches a New Offer for Merchants, Worldline Tap on Mobile, and Announces the Acquisition of a Majority Stake in SoftPos.eu Fintech

Worldline

“Worldline, a global leader in payment services, today announces the closing of the acquisition of a 55% stake in SoftPos.eu, a Warsaw-based fintech that converts Android devices into secure payment terminals. This acquisition fully embeds Worldline’s objective to provide payment solutions that are adapted to all forms of commerce and serve the business ambitions of its clients. Based on SoftPos.eu, Worldline is launching a new product internationally: Worldline Tap on Mobile. SoftPos.eu was created in 2019 by two payment entrepreneurs in Poland. The fintech converts regular Android devices into secure payment terminals, enabling merchants to accept card payments without the need for additional hardware. As part of its strategy, Worldline is exploring new adjacencies in its value creation journey through technologies and products acquisitions. Together with SoftPos.eu, several partnerships with substantial value creation have been launched. Worldline is truly convinced by the fintech go-to-market and product development added-value, as a pivotal addition to the Group’s existing suite for merchants. Supported by SoftPos.eu technology, Worldline will leverage its vast portfolio, from onboarding to acquiring, and enhance customer value across all verticals.”

September 29, 2022

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Worldline to Acquire a 40% Stake in Online Payment Platform B.V.

Worldline

“Worldline, a global leader in payment services, announces an agreement for the acquisition of a 40% stake in Online Payment Platform B.V., an online Payment Service Provider with a dedicated payment solution for marketplaces and platforms. Transactions through marketplaces and platforms make up approximately one third of the European e-commerce volumes and are expected to increase to more than half in 2025. Business and consumer habits across the globe have undoubtedly evolved during the Covid-19 pandemic. From accelerating e-commerce trends and the transition from cash to digital payments, to encouraging innovative companies and disruptive entrepreneurs to launch new platforms, whilst existing retailers were stimulated to create their own marketplaces.”

April 23, 2020

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Worldline Reinforces Its E-Commerce Position in Eastern Europe With the Acquisition of GoPay and Drives Its M&A Roadmap Further

Worldline Press Room

“Worldline, the European leader in payment and transaction services, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in GoPay, an expert player in online payments in Eastern Europe. With this acquisition, Worldline expects GoPay to further reinforce the company’s Merchant Services business and strengthen its Central and Eastern European market position. The announcement forms part of the company’s Q1 2020 financial results announcement , which also underlines Worldline’s M&A strategy.”

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