Worldline unites major companies and start-ups for its 4th ‘e-Payments Challenge’ hackathon

The industry’s best in class co-creation event, powered by Europe’s leader in payments

Paris — 18 / 01 / 2021

Worldline [Euronext: WLN], the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, is thrilled to announce it will be hosting the fourth edition of its industry leading e-Payments Challenge hackathon which is due to take place in a fully virtual format on 26-28 January 2022.

La Défense, Paris, France

The event will be opened by a public digital show ‘Navigating Digital Payments in 2030: APIs, partnerships and Customer experience’, live-streamed live from Worldline’s newly created Innovation Center with an exciting panel of speakers.

The e-Payments Challenge is Worldline’s annual hackathon bringing together worldwide payments ecosystem stakeholders, including fintechs, start-ups, banks, merchants, as well as Worldline’s talented team of technology experts.

Worldline’s major corporate customers, will propose real-life scenarios and the associated business challenges to start-ups who will in turn be asked to co-create smart solutions to address these challenges, whilst leveraging Worldline’s e-payments expertise and assets.

Worldline selected participating Fintechs from applicants from across all disciplines of payment technology - and beyond. A wide range of business areas will be covered. As a result of the co-creation process, start-ups and corporations will create a suitable solution that significantly shortens their go-to market cycle.

“As a global paytech company that is based on a strong open-innovation approach, Worldline is determined to assuming its key role of enabler in the payments industry. We aim to unite our partners and customers from both the corporate and start-up worlds to help them co-create the future of payments. More than ever in the current global economic environment, Worldline is committed to design and operate leading digital payment and transactional solutions that enable sustainable economic growth and reinforce trust and security in our societies. I am confident this years’ event will bring many innovative and solid solutions to support our strong and on-going commitment to the industry.”

Marc-Henri Desportes, Deputy CEO at Worldline

Discover this year’s edition challenges

Adopt the digital currency

  • Challenge #1 - Corporate gift card based on proprietary digital currency

Drive financial sustainability

  • Challenge #2 - Delivering a digital corporate expense management, customer onboarding & payment solution

Master the omnichannel experience

  • Challenge #3 - Secure phone call payments for hospitality bookings
  • Challenge #4 - Enabling budget-diverse payment on the Mobility Application
  • Challenge #5 - Revolutionizing experience of employee benefits administration and spending
  • Challenge #6 - Digital identity-based payment in an e-commerce application
  • Challenge #7 - Eliminating fraud on voice-based payments
  • Challenge #8 - Offering a seamless online payment flow in physical boutiques and pop-up stores

Provide a touchless experience

  • Challenge #9 - Implementing e-Invoicing
  • Challenge #10 - Payment & Loyalty made seamless

Speed up the cashless society

  • Challenge #11 - Digital credit card for limited purposes
  • Challenge #12 - Enable a seamless account-based payment experience in physical stores



Register for the public event

Discover last year’s winners


About Worldline

Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and #4 player worldwide. With its global reach and its commitment to innovation, Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and third-party acquirers as well as public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies in all sectors. Powered by over 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain, fostering their business growth wherever they are. Services offered by Worldline in the areas of Merchant Services; Terminals, Solutions & Services; Financial Services and Mobility & e-Transactional Services include domestic and cross-border commercial acquiring, both in-store and online, highly secure payment transaction processing, a broad portfolio of payment terminals as well as e-ticketing and digital services in the industrial environment. In 2020 Worldline generated a proforma revenue of 4.8 billion euros.


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