Worldline is the largest European player in payment services and the fourth largest player worldwide. Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain and offers best-in-class payment services ranging from POS, online payments, omnichannel solutions to issuing & acquiring and digital banking to nearly one million merchants and 1,200 banks and financial institutions. With 20,000 employees and powered by the dedication of some of the brightest talents in the payments industry, Worldline is shaping new ways of paying, living and doing business.
We are the trusted, strategic partner of choice for merchants and payment industry players in the U.S. and worldwide. Our comprehensive and innovative range of fixed, wireless, and mobile point of sale solutions and services eliminate payment complexity and make purchasing quick, seamless and secure for both merchants and consumers. Leveraging our unmatched expertise in EMV, NFC, and security, our customers and partners have access to the future-proof solutions they need to meet evolving consumer demands, market requirements, and industry standards.
Global presence / multi-local solutions
Across 5 continents, 170 countries and 88 sites, our customers benefit from the depth and breadth of our network that combines global expertise with strong local tailored solutions across all channels. This multi-local approach enables us to understand local businesses and regulatory conditions as well as the needs of global brands and local merchants alike. Our ability to provide our clients with a geographically differentiated offer is a major strength, as we are able to position ourselves in each geographical region with the solutions that are best suited to local markets.
In the United States, our teams have sped up the deployment of our EMV and NFC/contactless payment solutions, not just to big chains but also to small stores through our network of distributors, generating growth of more than 70%.
Innovation and security / the forefront of our strategy
We believe focused innovation is required to stay ahead in the constantly changing world of commerce. Our strategy for ensuring innovation is built upon a strong internal R&D activity, selective partnerships and targeted acquisitions. With over 20% of our employees involved in R&D, and with 50% of R&D engineers based regionally, our decentralized development capacity allows us to be closer to our customers’ needs. In fact, 8.5% of our revenue is invested in R&D and innovation each year.
A trusted partner / at the core of the payment ecosystem
Over the past 30 years we have become the trusted third party of long-term industry players and newcomers alike, with an acceptance network of more than 1,000 banks and financial institutions. Today, over 250,000 merchants are connected to our platforms, including 70% of the top 30 retail brands.