CBDCs through the bankers’ lens

The emergence of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) is gaining global momentum. CBDCs have the potential to have profound implications for the global financial system, which need to be thoroughly assessed and calculated – including the impact on banks. 
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The 21st-century role of a central bank in a changing landscape

In one of the Sibos 2021 sessions, a panel discussion took place on the role of central banks in the rapidly changing financial landscape. Several panelists expressed their views on this topic from different perspectives.
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How can financial institutions take meaningful action on climate change?

The consequences of climate change have an impact on every sector, including the financial sector. Are financial institutions acting responsibly? How to measure, mitigate, and address climate risk?
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DNB: "The digital euro provides a risk-free and reliable currency"

The basic aim of the digital euro is to give all Europeans access to central bank money, or money issued by a central bank. Gain a better understanding of this new digital currency, its impact and challenges.
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15 Oct, 2021

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Worldline is collaborating with GIE SESAM VITALE on an innovation partnership to secure the digitalisation of Carte Vitale on smartphones


Worldline has joined forces with GIE SESAM-Vitale, a major player in the digital transformation of the French healthcare sector, in an innovation partnership to secure the dematerialisation of the Carte Vitale on smartphones.
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Worldline unveils new brand identity

With its global footprint and dedication to reliability, innovation and sustainability, Worldline is focussed on accelerating the development of a trusted payments industry and further shaping the way we pay, live and do business.
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New look, same priority: trust.

Our solutions for financial institutions

Issuing


Take a competitive advantage with our issuing services.
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Acquiring


Benefit from industry-leading acquiring services.
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Account Payments

Simplify your operations with our payment solutions.
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Digital Services


Reduce the complexity of your digital transformation.
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Why Worldline

Flexible and scalable 
 payment solutions

Rely on flexible and scalable payment solutions, based on the service model that fits your strategy and fulfils your customers’ needs. 

Expansion in Europe 
 and beyond

Increase your revenues and improve efficiency by expanding your market coverage in Europe and beyond, and broaden your portfolio with new products and services. 

Risk, fraud and 
 cybercrime control

Protect yourself and your customers against the increasing risk of fraud and cybercrime by improving the level of accuracy in identifying and preventing financial crime. 

Operational excellence

Reduce the complexity of your legacy infrastructure and ensure operational excellence while complying with increasingly demanding regulatory requirements. 

End-to-end solutions

Benefit from having a partner who covers the complete card and payment value chains, and who is leading the way in next-generation solutions. 

Increased efficiency

Lower your cost base and free up resources by adapting your operating model, and benefit from competitive pricing thanks to economies of scale.

Enhanced innovation and 
 improved time-to-market

Accelerate innovations and shorten your time-to-market in order to meet and exceed the expectations of your customers.

Dynamic deployment 
 mode

Benefit from our flexible deployment options: software licensing, hosting, operational processing of your application or full business process outsourcing (BPO) services. 

Client testimonials

     


“As a payment card issuer, BuyWay had to implement a solution to secure its customers' internet payments. This solution had to meet the technical standards specified by the supervisory authorities and, in particular, include a two-factor strong customer authentication solution. Together, we were able to design a technical solution that is perfectly integrated into the various systems and processes for authenticating and authorising transactions.”
Vincent Mercenier
Head of Compliance at BuyWay

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“The EPC has established the SPL scheme to facilitate European cross-border P2P payments. In this process, equensWorldline has been a reliable and innovative partner during the service implementation and participated actively in the continuous improvement of the service.”
Etienne Goosse
Director General of the EPC

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"We are pleased to partner with Worldline to offer continuously improved services to our customers. Worldline is a trusted partner with a solid track record that will support us in unifying and upgrading our ATM network. Luminor has entered a new stage in our development and working together with one of the world’s leading service providers will enable us to keep enhancing our customer experience."
Peter Bosek
CEO of Luminor

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"We are proud to be the first bank in Belgium to offer our customers this new and easy way of paying. It was a challenging project that could only be realised thanks to the good collaboration with equensWorldline, among others. Customers with a wearable can now pay for their purchases safely and conveniently in a very user-friendly and stylish way. Contactless payments have been on the rise since the corona crisis. Where previously one in five payments were made contactless, today we see that one in two customers pay contactless."
Ivo De Meersman
Director of Payments & Cards KBC Belgium

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"We are very pleased with the successful go live with Instant Payments. This is a big milestone for us and marks the end of big project. With Instant Payments we meet the increasing demand of our customers to be able to exchange money and process payment instanly, allowing for almost immediate transfer of money between bank accounts."
Sander Fronts
Director  LeasePlan Bank

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“By working with Worldline, we can bring European expertise to Austria and combine it with our own know-how. Together, we are in an even better position to provide comprehensive cutting-edge solutions for banks and accompany them along all their challenges in market demand and latest trends.”
David Ostah
PSA Payment Services Austria Managing Director

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“For an outstanding customer experience, the purely digital and thus fast and user-friendly issuing and processing of our card products by equensWordline is an important building block. For example, customers will be able to use the digital version of their Visa debit card for mobile payment right after opening their current account. Additional services can be added flexibly for immediate use. Together with equensWordline, comdirect has succeeded in significantly increasing the user-friendliness of our mobile current account once again.”
Thore Ludwig
Managing Director Banking at comdirect

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“As a cooperative bank, Rabobank wants to contribute to the long-term growth of individuals, sectors and society as a whole. The reliable services of equensWorldline form a strong foundation for our work. This strategic cooperation supports us in further delivering on our mission.”
Nico Strauss
Tribe Lead B2B Services at Rabobank

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“As the central provider of the payment infrastructure, security, innovation and professionalism are critical for us. Worldline supports our innovative projects with global expertise and a pioneering spirit. Together, we look forward to bringing new payment offerings to the Austrian market.”
David Ostah
Chief Executive Officer Payment Services Austria GmbH (PSA)


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“In the twelve years of our cooperation, we have always been able to rely on a competent team and stable payment transaction processing at equensWorldline. With their expertise and deep understanding of our operational processes, equensWorldline allows us to focus on strategic issues and the expansion of our customer relationships. This was one of the determining factors for our decision to extend our partnership.”
Wolf-Rüdiger Braun
Head of Operations at LBBW


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“Due to our long-standing collaboration with equensWorldline we successfully implemented the PSD2 APIs and received the exemption from the fall-back mechanism. Being granted an exemption demonstrates the high level of quality and security of the solution provided by equensWorldline, which is a solid basis for innovation to explore further open banking capabilities.”
Mark Hakkenberg
Board member and Chief Operating Officer, Banque de Neuflize OBC


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“With Google Pay, we offer our customers a modern payment method that is simple, fast and secure. In doing so, it was important for us to integrate well-known services such as our banking app into the user experience. With equensWorldline, we have a long-standing, innovative and reliable partner at our side that is needed for such a complex project.”
Thorsten Reyer
Project Leader Mobile Payment at Commerzbank


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“We selected the Instant Payments Back-Office Processing service, because equensWorldline offers outstanding value for money, a fast time to market and has a track record in offering demanding and critical services". Next to the simple and transparent price structure, we value the modular and future-proof concept of services. With this flexibility we can focus on items where we really can make a difference to our clients.”
Terry Smit
Manager Payments & Savings at de Volksbank


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“Just like us, equensWorldline always puts the customer first. Important factors in our decision for this partner were the seamless continuation of transaction processing and the ability of equensWorldline to rapidly carry out bank-specific projects. Other criteria included its expertise in the card business, fast response times and flexible support.”
Željko Kaurin
ING-DiBa board member


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“The goal of the EPC is the setup of an interoperability framework using the SPL service that allows P2P payment data to be securely exchanged on a pan-European level. We are happy that equensWorldline, as an experienced European provider of secure and efficient payment services, supports us in establishing this new pan-European proxy lookup scheme.”
Etienne Goosse
Director General of the EPC


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“Through the purchase of ‘payment as a service’ from equensWorldline, we have not only gained a reliable strategic partner for our company, but through this we can fully concentrate on our digitalization and the strategic restructuring of Commerzbank 4.0”
Christian Rhino
Divisional Board Member, Group Banking Operations Commerzbank AG


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“We want to modernize our payments infrastructure in order to improve efficiency and be geared for the future developments in the payments industry. Based on its excellent track record, experience and readiness for Instant Payments, the choice for equensWorldline was evident. (…) We are pleased and proud that, by partnering with equensWorldline, we will be the frontrunner for the implementation of Instant Payments in the Caribbean.”
Mrs. Jeanette R. Semeleer
President of the Central Bank of Aruba


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“This project aims at strengthening our leadership position in cash management by offering our customers a modern, secure and instant payment method that will support the development of our innovative digital banking offerings. We chose the Worldline solution because of the relevance of its functional scope and of our successful experience using the Cristal platform.”
Rémi Tanon
Head of Innovation and Market Infrastructure Projects at BRED Banque Populaire


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“The developments surrounding Instant Payments are in line with our goal to modernize the infrastructure and stimulate economic development in Curaçao and St. Maarten. With the introduction of Instant Payments, we are preparing ourselves for future developments in the world of payments. We chose equensWorldline because of their experience and proven track record as the largest Instant Payments processor in the Eurozone."”
Leila Matroos
Executive Director at the CBCS


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