ACI and AFS Unite for 10 Years to Modernize Digital Payment Solutions

by Tareq Sikder
  • AFS, regulated by Bahrain's Central Bank, serves over 60 clients in 20 countries.
  • ACI will provide the payments platform for secure, flexible transactions across various languages and currencies.
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ACI Worldwide, a global real-time payments software, has announced a strategic partnership with Arab Financial Services (AFS), the region's digital payment solutions provider and fintech enabler, aiming to reform the digital payments landscape across the Middle East and Africa.

Digital Payment Solutions across the Middle East and Africa

Regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain and boasting ownership by 37 banks and financial institutions, AFS serves over 60 clients across more than 20 countries in the region. The company's portfolio encompasses an array of digital payment products and services, including card processing, merchant acquiring, fintech solutions, and value-added services.

Santhosh Rao, Senior Vice President, MEASA, ACI Worldwide
Santhosh Rao, Senior Vice President, MEASA, ACI Worldwide

Santhosh Rao, the Senior Vice President of MEASA at ACI Worldwide, commented: “Our flexible, agile and innovative payment software solutions will now be available to banks, financial institutions and merchants across the region. AFS is now in a strong position to support all customers in the region on their quest for digital transformation and innovation, while enabling the resiliency and service quality required by next-generation payment systems.”

Under the terms of this transformative 10-year partnership, AFS will leverage ACI's Enterprise Payments Platform, a versatile transaction processing solution renowned for its security features, flexible cloud-ready architecture, and multi-language, multi-currency capabilities. By harnessing this platform, AFS aims to spearhead a modernization drive within the retail banking sector, empowering its banking and fintech clientele with enhanced capabilities and efficiency.

Streamlining Payment Processes: AFS and ACI Collaboration

Furthermore, AFS is set to deploy ACI's Payments Orchestration Platform, a solution designed to streamline payment processes for merchants. This platform promises a seamless integration experience through a unified API interface, optimizing conversion rates while minimizing operational overheads. By adopting this technology, merchants and payment service providers will be able to deliver enhanced customer experiences characterized by both convenience and security.

"As the payments landscape becomes ever more intricate and prone to disruption, a reliable technology partner offering industry-leading solutions is crucial. Together, AFS and ACI Worldwide are committed to empower our customers with cutting-edge technology that streamlines operations, fosters growth and unlocks new levels of profitability,” said Samer Soliman, the CEO at Arab Financial Services.

ACI Worldwide, a global real-time payments software, has announced a strategic partnership with Arab Financial Services (AFS), the region's digital payment solutions provider and fintech enabler, aiming to reform the digital payments landscape across the Middle East and Africa.

Digital Payment Solutions across the Middle East and Africa

Regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain and boasting ownership by 37 banks and financial institutions, AFS serves over 60 clients across more than 20 countries in the region. The company's portfolio encompasses an array of digital payment products and services, including card processing, merchant acquiring, fintech solutions, and value-added services.

Santhosh Rao, Senior Vice President, MEASA, ACI Worldwide
Santhosh Rao, Senior Vice President, MEASA, ACI Worldwide

Santhosh Rao, the Senior Vice President of MEASA at ACI Worldwide, commented: “Our flexible, agile and innovative payment software solutions will now be available to banks, financial institutions and merchants across the region. AFS is now in a strong position to support all customers in the region on their quest for digital transformation and innovation, while enabling the resiliency and service quality required by next-generation payment systems.”

Under the terms of this transformative 10-year partnership, AFS will leverage ACI's Enterprise Payments Platform, a versatile transaction processing solution renowned for its security features, flexible cloud-ready architecture, and multi-language, multi-currency capabilities. By harnessing this platform, AFS aims to spearhead a modernization drive within the retail banking sector, empowering its banking and fintech clientele with enhanced capabilities and efficiency.

Streamlining Payment Processes: AFS and ACI Collaboration

Furthermore, AFS is set to deploy ACI's Payments Orchestration Platform, a solution designed to streamline payment processes for merchants. This platform promises a seamless integration experience through a unified API interface, optimizing conversion rates while minimizing operational overheads. By adopting this technology, merchants and payment service providers will be able to deliver enhanced customer experiences characterized by both convenience and security.

"As the payments landscape becomes ever more intricate and prone to disruption, a reliable technology partner offering industry-leading solutions is crucial. Together, AFS and ACI Worldwide are committed to empower our customers with cutting-edge technology that streamlines operations, fosters growth and unlocks new levels of profitability,” said Samer Soliman, the CEO at Arab Financial Services.

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