Borgun turns to OpenWay
Borgun, the first issuer and acquirer of credit cards in Iceland whose business today comprises over 200.000 cards and 10,000 merchants, has turned to OpenWay’s WAY4 all-in-one software platform to manage issuing, acquiring, e-commerce and loyalty programmes for its total portfolio.
April 12, 2012 - Reykjavík, Iceland
Haukur Oddson, CEO of Borgun, said, “Card usage in Iceland is among the highest in the world so we needed to have advantage over the competition. Borgun is known for innovative solutions when it comes to servicing merchants and we needed a processing platform that could react and adapt to our changing requirements. Of vital importance to us was that full functionality scope including e-commerce, acquiring and issuing, could be supported while we centralised processing for all our businesses. We chose WAY4 all-in-one solution because it ticked all the boxes including providing an interface with our existing platforms and Payments associations, could run loyalty programmes, integrate with our issuing client banks and be able to acquire for all Payment schemes.”
Wim Pardon, Managing Director of OpenWay EMEA added, "We are very pleased to be working with Borgun, an innovative company operating in one of the most developed and thus challenging card markets. Our WAY4 solution is especially suitable for projects where the client needs a single transaction processing platform with proven issuing, acquiring and switching capabilities together with rich e-commerce and loyalty functionality. Borgun was one of the pioneers in the market and we believe WAY4 will help Borgun to continue to lead the market supported by increased flexibility, faster speed to market, and improved efficiency".
Established in 1980, as the first issuer and acquirer of credit cards in Iceland, Borgun is a leader in payment solutions in Iceland and is committed to innovation and excellence. Borgun provides acquiring services to merchants and issuing processing services to a diverse range of issuers of credit and debit cards on the Icelandic market.
The company offers solutions for merchants accepting MasterCard, Maestro, VISA, VISA Electron, Union Pay, JCB, Diners Club, Discover, and American Express credit cards; and card-not-present, including e-commerce acquiring services for MasterCard and VISA.
OpenWay Group was founded over 15 years ago. We develop WAY4, an innovative e-payment processing framework for banks, payment processors, telcos and petrol companies.
OpenWay was initially headquartered in Brussels, Belgium with one R&D team there and another in St. Petersburg, Russia. Today we are a global company with 10 offices and 130 customers around the world.
Our portfolio consists of WAY4 Card and Merchant Management, Financial Switching, Personalised Channel Banking, Prepaid Cards, E-Commerce, Mobile Payments, Digital Wallet, DCC, Fuel Cards, and other solutions.
Our customers include tier-1 giants, mid-size companies, and ambitious start-ups:
- Equens, Western Europe (SEPA-acquiring of 0.5 million merchants on WAY4)
- Savings Bank of Russia (issuing and acquiring back-office, and authorization switch for 140 million credit and debit cards on WAY4)
- SIX Group, a leading European payment company processing over 4,000,000 cards and migrated over 30 banks to WAY4 within 15 months
- Comdata, USA (commercial cards on WAY4)
- Network International, the Middle East (a processing center with approximately 60 banks on WAY4)
- Raiffeisenbank Int., Eastern Europe (a processing center for 15 banks and countries on WAY4)
- Bank Audi, MENA region (more than 40 card products on WAY4 including NFC)
- Halyk Bank of Kazakhstan (the first bank to launch Visa P2P Mobile Transfers)
- Lukoil Intercard, Eastern Europe (B2B fuel cards with comprehensive loyalty services on WAY4)
WAY4 live installations consistently demonstrate high performance; for example, 90 million cards issued and authorized on a single platform and 12 million POS/ATM clearing transactions processed daily by a single acquirer.
OpenWay, known for its commitment to long-term relationships, both serves customers locally and provides global support. Today our team unites approximately 500 payment business, digital technology, and security professionals.