Synch Payments Appoints Nexi to Provide and Operate the Tech Platform for Ireland’s First Instant Mobile Payments Service
Synch Payments, the Irish instant mobile payments provider, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with the European PayTech leader Nexi as its platform and service provider to help bring the Synch proposition to Irish customers and merchants. Synch recently secured authorization from the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC), essentially clearing it to trade and paving the way for the company to move its attention fully toward launch planning for the new app.
The appointment of a technology partner is a key milestone in this regard as the platform and service provider is an essential part of the business proposition. As selected provider, Nexi have already demonstrated their credentials in the mobile payments sector with their highly regarded Jiffy platform powering mobile payments service BANCOMAT Pay in Italy.
Working with Nexi, Synch will offer Irish based banks and authorized financial institutions an innovative service that will enable merchants to receive account-to-account payments through at point of sale and e-commerce with an effective “mobile-only” user-experience for consumers, reducing the overall costs and contributing to further accelerating the use of digital payments in Ireland.
Speaking today, Inez Cooper, Managing Director of Synch Payments said: “With CCPC approval to trade we are now moving forward and are putting in place the critical elements that will build the foundation of our payments service here in Ireland. Central to this is partnering with a trusted and established PayTech leader who will bring their experience, innovation and proven track record on service to the Irish market for the benefit of Irish consumers and merchants – as well as all payment service providers that are licensed to join the service.
“Since the recent CCPC announcement a week ago we have had a number of enquiries from organisations that want to join the service. It is a really exciting time and we are delighted that we will have Nexi working alongside us – ensuring that we have a trusted partner with world class credentials in digital payments. We look forward to working closely with the team at Nexi in the weeks and months ahead as we work toward our launch.”
Andrea Mencarini, Cards & Digital Payments Director at Nexi stated “We were the first in Italy to develop and launch a P2P and P2B service via smartphone with Jiffy and today we feel really very proud of being selected by Synch and are eager to support the financial institutions and payments service providers that will join Synch, to deliver an instant mobile payment solution for Ireland. This is a further, important recognition of Nexi‘s capabilities to launch innovative initiatives by leveraging our know-how, expertise and people and also contributing to accelerating the development of digital payments in Europe.”
Synch, an independent corporate entity, was established in 2020 by some of Ireland’s leading banks including AIB, Bank of Ireland, Permanent TSB and KBC. The ambition behind the solution is to have an account-to-account, mobile payment solution for all payment types -to friends, family, retail or e-commerce, with a simple, instant mobile payment experience for all consumers and businesses in Ireland.
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