Equens Offers Acquirers and Banks a New Terminal Solution

By Equens, PRNE
Monday, February 21, 2011

UTRECHT, Netherlands, February 22, 2011 - Payment processor Equens is offering commercial acquirers and banks in
Europe a complete solution for the processing of debit and credit card
payments. The solution supports international brands such as MasterCard,
Visa, Maestro and V PAY. This service from Equens encompasses all the process
steps required in order to realise a card payment, allowing commercial
acquirers to enhance the efficiency of their card payment chains.

The new International Terminal Solution offers commercial acquirers and
banks in Europe the option of having all or parts of the debit and credit
card payment chain handled by Equens. Commercial acquirers remain the
contracting party for retailers, but all of the underlying activities, such
as the POS terminals, maintenance, support, the full range of related
administrative processes towards both acquirers and retailers and the
transaction processing itself can be handled by Equens.

The International Terminal Solution offers commercial acquirers and banks
significant advantages:

Commercial acquirers recognise that providing their clients with support
in their debit and credit card payment processing activities is of the utmost
importance. However, the current methods demand significant time and
resources. Consequently, acquirers are increasingly looking for solutions
that will allow them to organise their core activities more efficiently.
Equens' International Terminal Solution is the answer.

The end-to-end solution is highly efficient, as it means that acquirers
and retailers have only one contracting party, and therefore a single, clear
point of contact.

Thanks to the international nature of the solution, acquirers are also
able to serve their clients outside of their national borders in an easy and
efficient manner, enabling them to develop long-lasting business

The solution is characterised by a high level of reliability, security
and ease of use. What's more, it can be up and running quickly at retailers.


Note for the editorial staff

About Equens

Equens SE is one of the largest payment processors in Europe, leading the
market for future-proof payment and card solutions. Thanks to an extensive
and competitive range of services, the company seamlessly meets the
requirements and wishes of the European payments market. Equens supports the
development of a single, uniform European payments market (SEPA), and is
dedicated to the standardisation and harmonisation of European and global
payments. With clients and partnerships in multiple European countries, the
company offers pan-European market coverage from offices in four countries -
the Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Finland. And with an annual processing
volume of 9.4 billion payments and 3.4 billion POS and ATM transactions,
Equens SE has a European market share of more than 12.5%.

For additional information on Equens, please visit www.equens.com
or contact: Annemieke Lambregts, +-31-(0)-30-283-50-27, +-31-(0)-6-50-21-30-91; Jorg Richter, +-49-(0)69-58-99-93-60362, +-49-(0)172-6-13-95-97

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