Australian merchants will have access to some of the world’s most advanced payment solutions thanks to the partnership between Worldline and ANZ
ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions announces its launch in Australia– a joint venture between ANZ and global payments services leader Worldline. Australian merchants will have access to some of the world’s most advanced payment solutions, proven internationally and adapted to meet the unique requirements of the Australian market.
Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and acquirers across more than 50 countries, with decades of experience in domestic and international payment systems.
Headquartered in Melbourne, ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions is the first partnership in Australia between a big four bank and a specialist payments provider, with Worldline holding a 51 per cent stake in the local entity, and ANZ a 49 per cent share.
From 1 April, ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions began delivering services to ANZ’s merchant customers. The company has solutions for small businesses through to large enterprises across all segments including retail, hospitality and fuel, which will also be available to all Australian merchants who want to offer better consumer experiences.
Vincent Roland, Managing Director Merchant Services, Worldline, said the company’s ambition is to bring together Worldline’s global scale and payments expertise with ANZ’s deep local knowledge and financial services leadership.
He said Australia’s strong economic outlook and rising consumer confidence is a promising foundation for merchants who are well-placed to capitalise on Australia’s post-COVID recovery.
“It is vital that businesses have the tools to respond to the accelerating take-up of digital payments technology and the rebounding economy. While mass transaction technology calls for economies of scale, the uniqueness of each business must not be underestimated.
Petr Ryska, CEO, ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions, said the new company is planning significant investment in its local offering to deliver innovative, world-leading products to the Australian market.
ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions will be headquartered in Melbourne. Its operations will ultimately support more than 350 Melbourne-based roles across the joint venture and Worldline’s support services, including 185 newly created roles and 169 roles transferring from ANZ’s local operations. It will also support additional roles in Sydney and Brisbane.
Source: Company Press Release