Worldline authorized to operate as a PagoBANCOMAT® Centro Applicativo Acquiring in Italy
Milan, Italy — 11 / 12 / 2023
Worldline [Euronext: WLN], a global leader in payments services, continues to expand its services provided in Italy and becomes a PagoBANCOMAT® Centro Applicativo Acquiring.
As part of the process for expanding its services, by leveraging Open and Cloud technology, Worldline further establishes itself as an operator in Italy on the PagoBANCOMAT® scheme, whose regulatory authority is retained by BANCOMAT S.p.A.
This evolution is also enabling the direct management of payment operations on POS and ATM terminals for the company’s clients, ensuring interoperability with third parties according to the connectivity standards defined by BANCOMAT S.p.A.
Financial institutions wishing to offer Acquiring services for the national PagoBANCOMAT® scheme will benefit from the new certified functionality of the Worldline Centro Applicativo Acquiring.
In particular, the company will be able to support the growth of the activity of Worldline Merchant Services in Italy. The segment increased its presence in the country through the acquisition of 80% of Axepta, Banco Desio's e-money portfolio, and by signing an agreement to acquire Banca del Fucino's merchant acquiring business. This service adds up to the Centro Applicativo Pagamenti that Worldline activated on April 8th, 2022 in the Italian market, enabling the company to become an additional player in the exchange and settlement of domestic payments.
Ilario Bolis, Head of Region Italy at Worldline Financial Services said, “We are very pleased to have taken an important step in strengthening our presence in the Italian market in terms of competitiveness and profitability. This will allow us to better serve our customers with particular reference to PagoBANCOMAT® acquirers”.
Stefano Calderano, Italy Country Manager of Worldline Merchant Services added: “Thanks to the Worldline Centro Applicativo, we will be able to be more attractive to financial institutions that are looking for a full-service partner in acquiring, while providing greater efficiency and cost optimization to merchants”.
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