Auchan Group selects ACI to provide card payments platform

Food retailer Auchan Group has selected ACI Worldwide to deliver its new SEPA-compliant European card payments platform.

Food retailer Auchan Group has selected ACI Worldwide, a provider of electronic payment and banking solutions, to deliver its new SEPA-compliant European card payments platform.

Auchan Group has selected ACI’s hosted retailer solution, Postilion, as the foundation of this new centralized card payments platform to manage all electronic transactions, through all channels (in-store, online and mobile) across Europe.

According to ACI, Postilion supports the new European standard EPAS protocol, which addresses the region’s numerous local standards and increasing regulations that have previously stalled growth for retailers.

ACI said that more than companies rely on its Postilion to facilitate numerous payment types at the point-of-purchase, allowing them to reduce costs and grow their businesses, independently from point of sale terminals, all in a secure environment in accordance with PCI DSS standards.

ACI and OneyBanque Accord, the banking subsidiary of Auchan Group, will jointly operate the platform.

Arnaud Crouzet, head of group global payments development at Auchan Group, said: “Based on our successful pilot testing in France and Portugal, we knew that a centralized European card payments platform would soon become not only a reality, but a necessity.

“This new platform, which complies with SEPA standards, is a continuation of our corporate electronic payments strategy for safer, more open and more accessible European centralized acquiring.”