The Paypers @Money20/20 Europe: Interview with Worldline on the payments industry globally and in Europe

Monday 11 October 2021 09:15 CET | Editor: Oana Ifrim | Interview

Talking with Gilles Grapinet, Chairman and CEO of Worldline, about the consolidation of the payments industry globally and in Europe, payment trends, and prospects for the payments industry in Europe in the next 5 years.

Money20/20 Europe provided us with an opportunity to catch up with industry experts and learn what trends will be impacting payments going forward. As payments is one of the key topics discussed across the industry, we seized the opportunity to approach it with Worldline to discuss key topics:

  • Worldline`s new identity, the rationale behind the rebranding, and how it will benefit Worldline’s clients in the future.
  • Over the last years, we`ve seen massive consolidation of the payments industry globally and in Europe in particular, which allowed Worldline to emerge as the largest PSP in the EU. What’s next, in your opinion, in terms of consolidation?
  • Throughout 2021, Worldline has signed several partnerships with banks in acquiring, with JVs or alliances to jointly grow the local markets. Do you believe this will be the new trend in Europe?
  • Last year, Worldline became a shareholder of the EPI Interim Company. The initiative is definitely interesting and deserves a lot of attention. What are your expectations for the development of the EPI? How do you see the EPI evolving in the coming years? 
  • How do you see the short-term and long-term impact of the COVID-19 crisis on payments? Are you already starting to see new trends for the sector?
  • What prospects do you see for the payments industry in Europe in the next 5 years?

You`ll find here the latest news about Worldline and key interviews and thought leader insights from the company.

Also, read Worldline`s article Watch Out for Account-based Payments: the New Shopping Experience for Physical Stores, featured in the recently-launched Open Banking report 2021.

About Gilles Grapinet

Gilles Grapinet is Chairman and CEO of Worldline. Before that, he worked in the French public service for c. 15 years including prominent roles in the private office of the French Prime Minister. In 2007, Gilles Grapinet joined the international banking Group Credit Agricole, as Head of Strategy before and then CEO of the Payment Systems & Services business division. After joining Atos end 2008 as Senior EVP, he became Worldline CEO in 2013 and led the successful listing of the company in June 2014. Worldline has since successfully executed a consolidation strategy with various acquisitions, amongst which Ingenico, in 2020.



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Keywords: Worldline, PSP, online payments, European Payments Initiative
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: World
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Payments & Commerce