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Viva.com and BANCOMAT partner to optimise digital payments in Italy

By Gloria Methri

April 12, 2024

  • Bancomat
  • BANCOMAT Pay
  • FinTech
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Viva.com, Neobank, Europe, FinTech, Tap to Pay on iPhone, BANCOMAT, Mobile Payments, ItalyViva.com, a European technology bank that powers merchant payment acceptance on any device, and BANCOMAT, one of the leading payment networks in Italy, have announced their strategic partnership. Viva.com will now enable its Italian merchant network to accept PagoBANCOMAT®, followed shortly by BANCOMAT Pay®.

With 31.6 million cards in circulation and 2.3 billion payments worth 114 billion euros, BANCOMAT leads the debit card payments market in Italy. PagoBANCOMAT® and BANCOMAT Pay® circuit will be available on Viva.com’s omnichannel payment platform.

This enables these payment methods on Tap on Any Device technology, featuring the Terminal app for in-store payments on 985+ devices. It also enables Smart Checkout to host a payment gateway for online stores, including all other payment channels, such as Viva.com’s marketplace payment solution for platforms.

Principal membership with BANCOMAT optimizes the efficiency and costs of Viva.com’s payments value chain. Leveraging its established Europe-wide infrastructure, Viva.com will seamlessly facilitate BANCOMAT’s future geographical expansion, delivering comprehensive accessibility across the continent.

Oscar Occhipinti, Director of Marketing and Sales at BANCOMAT, said, “The partnership with Viva.com is part of our strategy to expand our services throughout the continent. Being a partner with Viva.com, one of the leading technology banks in Europe, makes us very proud of the path taken by PagoBANCOMAT ® and BANCOMAT Pay ®.”

“BANCOMAT is a valued partner of ours that enhances our offering to Italian merchants. At Viva.com, we always go above and beyond what is considered the industry standard. Our cutting-edge technology that adjusts to any business model and checkout flow and our ability to connect to leading local card schemes, such as BANCOMAT, differentiates us. We look forward to continuing this journey with BANCOMAT into new European territories,” noted Xenophontos, Chief Partnerships Officer at Viva.com. 

Enabling PagoBANCOMAT ® and BANCOMAT Pay® circuits within the Viva.com omnichannel payments platform drives up conversion rates for local businesses, slashing cart abandonment and propelling sales. Moreover, merchants within the Viva.com network will experience enhanced convenience and cost efficiency, elevating customer satisfaction.

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