Worldline and Alpha Card partner to expand American Express acceptance in Belgium

BRUSSELS | Worldline and Alpha Card Merchant Services in Belgium partner to offer the acceptance of American Express cards to Belgium based merchants. The addition of the American Express Card acceptance to the existing Worldline’s offer takes effect from today.

Exclusive Licensee

Alpha Card Merchant Services is a subsidiary of Alpha Card, a joint venture between American Express and BNP Paribas Fortis. Alpha Card is the exclusive licensee of the American Express brand in Belgium and Luxembourg. Through this partnership Worldline is able to offer a more complete card acceptance offering to its existing and future merchants.

Acceptance Offering

Worldline will add American Express to its existing card acceptance offering which including MasterCard, Visa, Maestro and Visa Debit. Last year, Worldline also announced it entered into a deal with Discover Financial Services to ensure acceptance of Diners Club International and Discover cards across Belgium.

One Stop Operation

"In our drive to generalize a wider usage of electronic payments, we are extremely pleased to be the main Belgian acquirer that offers all our customers a one stop operation and to further contribute towards the growth of their business volumes.”,  stated Willy Walraeve, CEO at Worldline in the Benelux.

Sourced from Worldline Press Release, October 8th, 2014


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