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Worldline - Competitor Profile

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    Company Profile

  • 23 Pages
  • April 2023
  • GlobalData
  • Worldline
  • ID: 5026800
Worldline Group is one of the world's leading payment and transactional service providers, offering end-to-end solutions covering the entire payment value chain. It has omnichannel solutions for merchants, banks, acquirers, payment services providers (PSPs), businesses, and governments. Worldline operates its services in 170 countries, supporting over 350 payment services and 140 currencies. Worldline operates through three segments-Merchant Services, Financial Services, and Mobility & e-Transactional Services-offering acquiring and processing, card issuing processing, clearing and settlement, open banking, and mobile banking services. Previously, it had a fourth business line, Terminals, Solutions & Services (TSS), which it sold to Apollo Funds in October 2022.

It has made several acquisitions of complementary businesses, which has helped it remain competitive. In November 2018, Worldline acquired SIX Payment Services, enabling it to become a major payment processing company in Europe. In October 2020, the group completed the acquisition of mobile and point-of-sale (POS) payment solutions provider Ingenico Group. In September 2021, it acquired a 92.5% stake in Greek payment network services provider Cardlink. In January 2022, it completed the purchase of Axepta Italy.

As the payments industry continues to evolve, Worldline is launching new payment-acceptance solutions for merchants. In September 2021, the group launched WL Crypto Payments a cryptocurrency payment-acceptance solution for online and in-store merchants in Switzerland in collaboration with crypto financial services provider Bitcoin Suisse.

The report provides information and insights into Worldline including:

  • Detailed insight into its business
  • Comprehensive coverage of its products and services
  • Comparative assessment with key alternative payment solutions
  • Information on its revenue model and Performance Highlights
  • The company's important events and milestones


  • In 1997, Atos was created through Axime's merger with Sligos
  • In December 2003, Atos Origin Services became Atos Worldline when the various Atos Origin businesses relating to payments and electronic transactional services were merged
  • In January 2019, Worldline launched WL One Commerce Hub, an all-in-one merchant payment platform enabling merchants to access all available payment solutions through a single point of contact
  • In June 2021, Worldline launched WL Hospitality Suite, an omnichannel payments solution for the hospitality industry
  • In March 2023, Worldline partnered with Printec Group, a technology-based payment service provider, to offer Worldline's payment solutions in 16 countries across Central and Eastern Europe

Reasons to Buy

  • Gain insights into Worldline business operations and key events
  • Gain insights into its product portfolio and performance highlights
  • Assess the competitive dynamics in the alternative payments industry by comparing its performance against competitors.

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Benchmarking
  • Performance Highlights
  • Revenue Model
  • Products and Services
  • Key Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Significant Events
  • Appendix

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

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