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September 10, 2019

Worldline launches second edition of e-payments challenge

Payment services firm Worldline has announced the second edition of the ‘e-Payments Challenge 2019’ in Frankfurt, Germany.

The challenge will be held from 17th to 19th September. It will involve fintech start-ups, industry leaders and Worldline experts.

Worldline has pre-selected 25 fintech start-ups, who will be a part of this year’s challenge. The start-ups will partner with the payments company and propose their solutions to its clients with an aim to develop business relationships.

The Worldline clients, including Accor and Erste Group, have set 16 challenges covering B2B payments, digital identity, in-store ultrasound biometric authentication and mobile payment, try now and buy later, among others.

The participants will get 48 hours to develop digital payment solutions for the challenge that they have selected.

They will be able to access Worldline’s assets which include, WL Trusted Authentication, Xs2A TPP and WL Tap 2 Use.

Worldline deputy CEO Marc-Henri Desportes said: “We strongly believe that open collaboration is the key to developing payments solutions for the future. This year’s e-Payments Challenge will not only enable us and our partners to work together with Fintechs to solve some of the business challenges we face, but provide Worldline the opportunity to test our assets and continue to innovate our technology solutions in order to adapt to the changing landscape of payments.”

The team that wins the competition will be able to collaborate with Worldline and the client who sets the challenge.

The winning team can also be a part of global events like National Retail Federation (NRF), New York City, and Mobile World Congress, Sibos.

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