Mobi Direct contracts Worldline to provide new platform for digital payment processing in Pakistan

Islamabad, Pakistan — 06 / 03 / 2019

Mobi Direct, one of the leading Payment System Operators (PSO)/Payment Service Providers (PSP) in Pakistan contracted Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry, to provide its state-of-the-art digital payment infrastructure platform in Pakistan. Following the integration and implementation, Mobi Direct will have the capability and capacity to deliver a wide range of issuing and acquiring transactions for its customers and the banking industry as a whole. The platform will allow Mobi Direct to offer a variety of innovative products and solutions to the banking community, merchants/consumers, public sector enterprises and digital players.

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Mobi Direct is the first PSO/PSP authorized by the State Bank of Pakistan to establish an Electronic Payment Gateway (EPG) in Pakistan and is developing an eco-system for various types of digital payments and e-commerce products. This will not only enable the fulfillment of digital banking needs for bank customers but will also play a significant role in the financial inclusion of the unbanked population, especially in the rural economy, as well as allowing the export community to offer Pakistani products to overseas markets.

Worldline has a long history of developing software products for the financial industry to support processing requirements across multiple geographies. Thanks to comprehensive experience and in-depth knowledge of the business specifics in this market, Worldline is able to address these requirements with solutions which are not only functional but also capable of operating on an industrial scale.

Customers rely on Worldline as a provider of market-leading solutions and a strong and secure global integrator which is committed to mutual success and strong partnerships. In an economic environment like Pakistan that continues to challenge all organizations, partnering with a committed and reliable vendor such as Worldline is essential.

Worldline has more than 45 years of experience in the provision of innovative solutions to process sensitive electronic transactions. With over 11,000 industry experts, Worldline has the necessary business expertise and technical knowledge to serve many satisfied customers. Worldline has established a licensing customer-base of over 150 financial institutions worldwide.

Wolf Kunisch, Member of the Executive Committee at Worldline and Deputy CEO at equensWorldline: "Mobi Direct’s digital payments project will play a vital role in the modernization of Pakistan’s finance sector and of the country’s economy as a whole, and Worldline is proud to be part of these developments. This partnership is our first project in Pakistan and this market will benefit strongly from our proven and comprehensive solutions for digital payments in terms of performance, flexibility, modularity and cost effectiveness.”

Aarij Ali, CEO of Mobi Direct: “We want to take the lead in modernizing the payments infrastructure in Pakistan in order to improve efficiency and be prepared for future developments in the payments industry. Based on its excellent track record, experience and readiness for digital payments processing, Worldline was the obvious choice. We are pleased and proud that, by partnering with Worldline, we will be the frontrunner for the implementation of digital payments in Pakistan.”

About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry. With innovation at the core of its DNA, Worldline’s core offerings include pan-European and domestic Commercial Acquiring for physical or online businesses, secured payment transaction processing for banks and financial institutions, as well as transactional services in e-Ticketing and for local and central public agencies. Thanks to a presence in 30+ countries, Worldline is the payment partner of choice for merchants, banks, public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies, delivering cutting-edge digital services. Worldline’s activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services, Financial Services including equensWorldline and Mobility & e-Transactional Services. Worldline employs circa 11,000 people worldwide, with estimated pro forma revenue of circa 2.3 billion euros on a yearly basis. Worldline is an Atos company.

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