Shoppers have a growing number of options for making payments, such as by debit card, credit card, iDeal and PayPal. Businesses, in turn, need to be able to offer these payment options. Starting today, ABN AMRO will be offering businesses with physical and online stores a wide range of digital and cash payment methods in a single contract and with a single point of contact. The bank will extend this service to all of its business clients later this year.
ABN AMRO is partnering with First Data and will offer these services through its joint venture European Merchant Services (EMS). First Data is a global leader in commerce-enabling technology and solutions, while EMS has been processing credit card and debit card payments for businesses for over 25 years. Entrepreneurs and small business owners will be able to add more products and services through this payment offering over the course of 2016.
Berend Dinkla, Director of Products & Business Development at ABN AMRO Corporate Banking: “We are pleased that, based on our new partnership, we can now offer clients a single contract with payment solutions for both webshops and physical stores. Together with our partners EMS and First Data, we will continue to invest in relevant payment solutions.”
Bart Damstra, General Manager at European Merchant Services: “The partnership between First Data, ABN AMRO and EMS has enabled us to further increase our footprint in the payments industry. I’m convinced that this partnership is a winning combination, offering our clients even better solutions. We are committed to further developing our product offering to make payments even more convenient for our clients.”
Shane Fitzpatrick, Head of Global Business Solutions, EMEA, First Data: “First Data stands at the epicentre of global commerce, delivering best-in-class technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. Through this exciting partnership, First Data and ABN AMRO will be able to offer clients a true omni-channel experience: innovative point-of-sale, mobile and online solutions that connect businesses with their customers.”