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Ant International & Yapily to enhance e-commerce payments in Europe

By Gloria Methri

February 06, 2024

  • Ant International
  • Antom
  • Digital Payment Solutions
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Ant International, Yapily, Variable Recurring Payments, e-commerce Payments, Antom, Pay by Bank, One Click Payment, FinTech, EuropeAnt International is expanding its partnership with Yapily to introduce Europe’s first commercial variable recurring payments (VRPs) for e-commerce via Open Banking on mobile payment platforms.

This new payment method debuts first on HungryPanda, the Asian food delivery platform, offering a more convenient and seamless option for customers making mobile payments.

The launch includes both commercial VRP “One Click Payment” and standard Open Banking payment “Pay by Bank”, powered by Antom, Ant International’s global merchant payment processing solution.

HungryPanda users in the UK can now elevate their food delivery experience by placing orders via their mobile devices and seamlessly completing payments directly from their bank accounts.

The deployment of Open Banking solutions marks the latest development of Ant International’s partnership with Yapily to explore and implement Open Banking technologies on mobile payment platforms.

It intends to enable consumers who bank with UK financial institutions to make payments to merchants across the world via Antom, directly from their bank accounts, with a smooth and secure payment experience. The launch will benefit its UK customers, who are mobile-savvy and prefer convenient digital payment options.

Globally, Antom supports merchants in over 40 countries and provides them with a one-stop, vertical-specific digital payment solution. Open Banking enables UK merchants to benefit from the Antom global digital payment solution using their preferred bank account.s

Pietro Candela, Ant International’s Head of Business Development in Europe said, “The UK and Europe are on the front lines of open banking. We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Yapily to develop payment solutions that bring value and convenience to European consumers and global merchants, including HungryPanda, and we are excited to see continued adoption of this technology with our partner merchants as it scales across the platform.”

Stefano Vaccino, CEO and Founder of Yapily said, “We are delighted to bring the benefits of open banking and commercial VRP to Europe. VRP technology is faster and more secure when making payments, giving an improved experience for both merchants and customers. By innovating finance in this way, we can power a more open and productive economy to the benefit of businesses and consumers.”

Kelu Liu, CEO and Founder of HungryPanda said, “Our partnership with Ant International enables HungryPanda customers in the UK to order their favourite dishes more conveniently and securely using a preferred payment wallet.”

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