Worldline and Google Cloud Forge Strategic Partnership

In a significant move towards digital transformation, French payments processor Worldline has announced a new partnership with Google Cloud, as stated in Finextra. This collaboration is set to enhance Worldline’s ongoing ‘Move to Cloud’ initiative, which began in 2022, by leveraging Google Cloud’s robust infrastructure. The partnership aims to increase operational efficiency, reduce costs, and improve Worldline’s strategic market position.

Worldline plans to utilize Google Cloud’s advanced data analytics and AI technologies to optimize the use of its data. This will enable the development of innovative payment products and services, expanding their offerings. Additionally, the agreement positions Worldline as a key payment provider for Google in Europe, offering diverse payment solutions to Google’s customers.

Gilles Grapinet, CEO of Worldline, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, «Our deep market infrastructure understanding, combined with Google Cloud’s technology expertise and scale, will accelerate our time-to-market and drive tangible success for our customers and markets.»

The announcement comes after a challenging period for Worldline, which included a net loss reported in February, attributed to a significant impairment charge in its merchant services segment and a deteriorating financial outlook. In response, the company has implemented a cost-cutting strategy, which involved eliminating 1400 jobs.

This strategic alliance with Google Cloud marks a hopeful step forward for Worldline as it seeks to reclaim its footing and redefine its presence in the digital payments landscape.

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