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December 17, 2021

APEXX and Worldline partner to provide effortless access to 12 Buy Now Pay Later platforms globally to merchants



• Partnership with Worldline, Europe’s leading digital payments provider, demonstrates growth of BNPL
• APEXX and Worldline working closely with regulators to ensure upkeep of responsible lending practices

London, 15 December 2021 – APEXX Global, (APEXX), the multi-award-winning global payments platform, has announced a long-term strategic partnership on Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) with Worldline, a global leader in the payments and transactional services industry.

As part of the strategic partnership, Worldline will enable their global e-commerce merchants to access BNPL solutions in over 40 markets globally via APEXX’s BNPL Connect platform. Worldline will initially launch with several leading BNPL providers offering extensive coverage and will continue expanding its offer throughout 2022.

APEXX launched BNPL Connect in March this year to address the surging popularity of BNPL as a flexible payment method and to simplify the onboarding process of BNPL solutions for PSPs and their merchants. BNPL Connect allows merchants to access multiple BNPL solutions through one consolidated API, and in turn, consumers can choose from a range of different BNPL options to suit their financing preferences. This significantly reduces the time to market and cost for merchants and payment service providers in offering these services globally.

Worldline is the world number four and the European leader in digital payments, with over 1 million merchants and over 20,000 employees worldwide. With its global reach and its commitment to innovation, Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and third-party acquirers as well as public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies in all sectors.

APEXX and Worldline are working closely with regulators and BNPL providers around the world to ensure responsible lending practices are upheld.

Rodney Bain, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder at APEXX, said: “We’re delighted to partner with one of the world’s leading payment technology companies on BNPL Connect. The reception since we launched has been incredible and the addition of Worldline’s unrivalled group of merchants onto the platform demonstrates the surging popularity and growing significance of BNPL solutions in the global payment industry.”

Davide Polidori, Head of Growth at Worldline’s Digital Commerce, said: “The BNPL market has grown enormously, bringing simple, flexible and instant purchasing power to customers. We’re pleased to be able to bring BNPL Connect to our merchants soon, which allows them to offer a wide range of responsible financing BNPL solutions and a streamlined customer experience for customers globally.”

About APEXX GLOBAL
Founded in 2016, APEXX Global is a multi-award-winning global payments platform that combines acquirers, gateways, shopping carts and Alternative Payments Methods into a single marketplace and one-stop solution for Enterprise/Tier 1 merchants. APEXX builds an integrated and transparent service that manages the authorisation, processing, and optimisation of transactions.

APEXX takes an agnostic approach to partnerships, working with many different solutions
providers across the payments industry. Our approach creates a more efficient and cost-effective solution that cuts through the complexity of e-payments and leaves behind legacy
technology systems. Our mission is to help businesses grow by reducing unnecessary costs,
increasing conversion rates and simplifying the global payment ecosystem. apexx.global


About Worldline
Worldline [Euronext: WLN] is the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and #4 player worldwide. With its global reach and its commitment to innovation, Worldline is the technology partner of choice for merchants, banks and third-party acquirers as well as public transport operators, government agencies and industrial companies in all sectors. Powered by over 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain, fostering their business growth wherever they are. Services offered by Worldline in the areas of Merchant Services; Terminals, Solutions & Services; Financial Services and Mobility & e-Transactional Services include domestic and cross-border commercial acquiring, both in-store and online, highly-secure payment transaction processing, a broad portfolio of payment terminals as well as e-ticketing and digital services in the industrial environment. In 2020 Worldline generated a proforma revenue of 4.8 billion euros. worldline.com


Media Contacts APEXX

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Freddie Barber
+ 44 207 379 5151
fbarber@maitland.co.uk

PRESS CONTACTS
Susanne Stöger
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E susanne.stoeger@worldline.com
Hélène Carlander
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E helene.carlander@worldline.com