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Worldline and Unwire join forces to transform mobility payment tech

Worldline has entered a strategic cooperation with Unwire to transform digital payments and broaden mobility services in the UK.

Smart Transport member Worldline will combine its expertise on payment and transactional services with Copenhagen-based Unwire’s mobility as a service and fintech capabilities.

The strategic partnership will enable Worldline to combine its existing payment capabilities with Unwire’s multi-modal journey planning expertise to provide public transport users with access to plan, book, and pay for their journeys through a dedicated app on their smartphones.

Utilising open data for public transport services and intelligent integration of micro-mobility services, the MaaS solution provided by Worldline and Unwire can combine all mobility services within a city or region.

It collates them into one mobility account for the traveller, where subscriptions, capping and personalised tariffs can be applied.

The companies said the solution also benefits transport authorities, who will gain a better understanding of where their services are most used.

This information can be used to support scheduling and route planning for the future.

Unwire participated in Worldline’s e-Payments Challenge in 2019, an annual forum that brings together all parties involved in the payment technology ecosystem, including Fintechs, banks, merchants and Worldline’s own technology experts to work on tomorrow’s industry challenges.

The company won in the category Recurring Payments with their Mobility platform integrated to Worldline’s Saferpay and Unwire BLE Connect for a seamless passenger journey.

James Bain, chief executive UK&I, at Worldline said: “At Worldline, we see transport as the next major merchant market where ticketing will quickly be replaced by payments. 

“Combining our resources was the logical next step, allowing Unwire to benefit from our payment expertise while we benefit from Unwire’s MaaS expertise.”

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