Komerční banka and Worldline partner to provide merchant acquiring services in Czech Republic

Komerční banka and Worldline will form a partnership for providing merchant acquiring and payment processing services to retailers under brand name KB SmartPay.

The aim of the cooperation is to drive the acceptance of online payments in all types of outlets and among entrepreneurs across the Czech Republic, specifically expanding acceptation of cards on the internet. 

Strong Partnership

New partnership is building its value for customers on the grounds of Komerční banka´s long-time relationship with merchants and Worldline innovative solutions and wide range of products and services. With its over 40 years of experience, Worldline is the European leader in the payment and transactional services industry.

“The alliance with the European e-payment leader will help us to continue developing and innovating e-payments. We expect the partnership will become fully operational within the second half of 2016,” said Albert Le Dirac´h, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Komerční banka. 

To explain the tendencies currently giving a new impulse to electronic payments, Marc-Henri Desportes, General Manager Worldline declares, “We are pleased to announce this alliance with KB. It will allow us to offer our services to Czech merchants.  

Complete Package of Payment Tools

"Today, multi-channel acceptance is crucial for electronic payments; clients are connected at all times and want to be able to buy and sell across a wide range of payment channels. KB SmartPay will offer a complete package of tools to businesses. Moreover, they will benefit from added value services such as loyalty cards and gift cards, further strengthening their relationship with their customers.” 


KOMERČNÍ BANKA is one of the best run universal banks in Central Europe. It provides comprehensive services to clients in the areas of retail, corporate and investment banking. The Komerční banka Group’s 8,421 employees serve 2.4 million clients, who can use an extensive network of 396 business points throughout the country. Komerční banka currently operates 772 ATMs and 1.3 million of its clients use one of direct banking channels. KB is a part of the Société Générale Group.

About Worldline

Worldline is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. Worldline delivers new-generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer.

Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline supports and contributes to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing.

Worldline employs more than 7,300 people worldwide and generated 1.22 billion euros revenues in 2015. Worldline is an Atos company. 

Article sourced from Press Release by Worldline, February 2016

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