SolarisBank selects SIA to launch contactless payment cards in Germany

Private equity firms take over German payment services provider Concardis

Banking platform SolarisBank has chosen Italy-based SIA to support the launch of new contactless debit cards and to contribute to the development of electronic payment solutions in Germany. SIA’s technology platform will manage the processing of transactions made using payment cards issued by the bank for its clients. The infrastructure, supporting the launch of new […]

La dolce vita for mobile payments service Jiffy in Italy


Jiffy – the instant mobile payments service developed by SIA – is now available in over 150 outlets in Milan, Rome and Turin. As reported last year, the person-to-business (P2B) project was piloted in Milan and Bergamo, allowing customers to pay via app at participating retail outlets authorised by UBI Banca. SIA said at the […]

Rabobank builds cross-border payments hub with Finastra

Rabobank in cross-border payments revamp

Rabobank is modernising and centralising its cross-border payments operations. The software supplier for the new payments hub is Finastra (formerly Misys and D+H).

Trio tussle to win Payments Canada’s tech revamp contract

Fully digital mortgage now a reality in Canada

CGI, SIA and VocaLink are fighting it out to win the contract for Payments Canada’s new core clearing and settlement system. Payments Canada has invited the three suppliers to participate in a competitive procurement process for the country’s new system, called Lynx. Jan Pilbauer, executive director of modernisation and CIO at Payments Canada, says this […]

Central Bank of Iceland chooses SIA for payments overhaul

RB is revamping its core banking systems

The Central Bank of Iceland (CBI) has chosen Italian firm SIA to implement and support a new real-time gross settlement system (RTGS) and new instant payment platform. These technology infrastructures developed by SIA, are planned to go live in 2018, and will replace CBI’s current mainframe-based real-time solutions for high and low-value payment systems, which […]

UniCredit and SIA bring Alipay to Italy

Chinese tourists

The agreement between Alipay and UniCredit has now entered the operational stage. Technological infrastructure for this has been provided by SIA.

Survey smiles on worldwide payment schemes


Developing new services, adopting the latest technologies and collaboration are the top priorities among payment schemes worldwide, according to a new study.

Budapest Bank chooses SIA for new payment cards system


Budapest Bank, a payment cards issuer in the Hungarian market, has selected Italian firm SIA to create and implement a new payment cards management system. The agreement covers the migration of the full debit and credit cards portfolio of Budapest Bank to SIA’s card processing technology platform and the integration of the SIA solution to […]

SIA buys e-money processing unit of Unicredit

UniCredit in technology standardisation drive

Unicredit is selling its e-money processing unit to payments vendor SIA. The unit – part of Unicredit Business Integrated Solutions (UBIS) – processes around 13.5 million payment cards and manages 206,000 POS terminals and 12,000 ATMs in Italy, Germany and Austria. SIA has also got a ten-year outsourcing contract from UBIS for the supply of […]

SIA and ČSOB launch “first” NFC mobile wallet in Czech Republic

Czech Republic

Czech bank ČSOB and Italian payments firm SIA have launched the first mobile wallet for NFC payments in the Czech Republic. The new app, NaNákupy (literally “go shopping”), supports both MasterCard and Visa, and enables ČSOB’s customers to make contactless payments by smartphone. Petr Hutla, member of the ČSOB board of directors in charge of […]