Worldline & Google: Enhancing Digital Payments Through Cloud

Payments Leader Worldline has Formed a Strategic Partnership With Google, Aimed at Leveraging Cutting-edge, Cloud-based Technologies From Google Cloud.

Worldline is recognised across the globe as a leader in the field of payments services and the technology partner of choice for countless merchants, banks and acquirers. 

Now, the organisation is taking its digital transformation to the next level by forming a strategic partnership with Google, aimed at leveraging cutting-edge, cloud-based technologies from Google Cloud.

Google is set to work with Worldline to facilitate seamless online payments for Google’s customers in Europe, while the pair will jointly address go-to-market opportunities and provide new and enhanced digital customer experiences for merchants and financial institutions.

Worldline is an Organisation Committed to Sustainable Banking. Picture: Worldline

“Innovation and advanced technology are at the core of Worldline’s DNA,” comments Gilles Grapinet, CEO at Worldline.

“To trailblaze changing payment environments and not only meet but anticipate customer expectations, it is key to couple our paytech DNA with the technological capabilities of a true market leader. 

“We’re very proud to expand and strengthen our partnership as a payments provider for Google in Europe. Our deep market infrastructure understanding, combined with Google Cloud's technology expertise and scale, will accelerate our time-to-market and drive tangible success for our customers and markets.”

Sustainable digital transformation with the cloud

In 2022, Worldline embarked on a “Move to Cloud” programme that included using the cloud to accelerate its digital transformation into a global premium paytech company. 

This latest step will see Worldline harness Google Cloud’s secure, high-performance and low-latency infrastructure, enhancing operational efficiency, optimising costs and improving the company’s strategic positioning.

Worldline is also set to tap into Google Cloud’s data analytics and AI capabilities to draw benefits from its own data, leading to the development of innovative payments products and services.

By choosing Google Cloud, which offers a host of low-carbon options, the financial services giant has also reaffirmed its enduring commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR).

Seamless payments for European customers

Worldline becomes one of Google’s key payments providers in Europe across several countries. 

The former’s aim is to provide the latter’s customers with more advanced payment options, support for more payment networks, improved cross-border conversion and a more streamlined customer experience.

Ultimately, it is hoped Worldline and Google’s combined expertise, knowledge and resources can create a powerful ecosystem of improved product offerings, delivering added value to merchants and banks, while setting a faster pace for continued innovation. 

The pair are now better positioned to deliver improved payment experiences for their respective customers and accelerate time-to-market.

Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud

“Our partnership with Worldline underscores the wide range of opportunities that secure and reliable cloud technology, data analytics and AI can bring to merchants and financial institutions,” adds Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud.”

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