Elavon lands first-ever government services contract in Benelux
The agreement delivers payment services to over 650 locations in Belgium and eCommerce solutions. The contract is latest win in facilitating payments for the public sector in Europe.
Elavon, a leading global payments provider and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp, has announced a strategic deal with bpost, Belgium’s leading postal operator, to provide payment services across over 650 locations.
In the agreement, Elavon offers acquiring processing for card present (point-of-sales and vending machines), including contactless and will offer also acquiring services for card not present (eCommerce) to international networks, debit and credit cards.
bpost employs 34,000 people worldwide and handles six million payment transactions per year, at around 650 post offices serving the entire Belgian territory. Elavon implemented payment services at bpost’s office branches in six months; it used existing point-of-sales and electronic cash registers to offer a flexible, customised payment solution.
The company’s deployment supported bpost’s accountancy and infrastructure setup, meeting their requirements for a successful deployment.
Elavon processes 500,000 customers per year on a single payments platform with 99.98% reliability. It has a wealth of experience in Europe facilitating payments for governments, municipalities and the public/private sector. The company manages council and motor tax as well as revenue payment services in Ireland and expedites payments for Poland’s aviation and transportation department.
Hannah Fitzsimons, EVP and General Manager with Elavon Merchant Services, said: “The bpost agreement represents our first-ever government services contract in the Benelux market. The deal is due to our expertise in meeting the unique needs of the public sector across Europe. Furthermore, our singular payments platform is well-suited to support bpost with their growth strategies.”
Elavon is a leading global payments company with more than 4,300 employees and operations in 10 countries. A subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and headquartered in Atlanta, Elavon provides businesses with the technology needed to accept payments from customers, whether they are shopping in stores, at home or on the go. Its platform is distinctive in that it is common across countries, making it easier for businesses to get their payment system up and running quickly and securely. Elavon Financial Services DAC, trading as Elavon Merchant Services, is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.
About U.S. Bank
U.S. Bancorp with 74,000 employees and $461 billion in assets as of June 30, 2018, is the parent company of U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States. U.S. Bank is committed to serving its millions of retail, business, wealth management, payment, commercial and corporate, and investment services customers across the country and around the world as a trusted financial partner, a commitment recognized by the Ethisphere Institute naming the bank a 2018 World’s Most Ethical Company.
bpost is the leading postal operator in Belgium, offering a wide range of products and services on mail and related markets. bpost’s core business is the collection, sorting, transport and delivery of letters and parcels. Every day bpost staff deliver 8.1 million letters and 190.000 parcels to 4.7 million households in Belgium. bpost also develops activities relating to the interaction between electronic communication and physical mail and bpost’s subsidiaries provide solutions in document management, international value added services and more. The international activities operate under the name “Landmark Global, a bpost company.”