WestJet connects to UATP One Merchant Services for payment processing
By Edlyn Cardoza
Global payment network UATP has announced that a portion of WestJet’s payment processing is now being serviced through UATP One Merchant Services. WestJet, an existing UATP Issuer, added UATP One to its product base, utilising the partnership for acquiring capabilities and enhanced payment processing.
“With UATP One we’ve been able to leverage UATP’s existing integrations to reduce costs, shorten settlement cycles for indirect sales, and expand the payments we can accept,” said Nykol Kroeker, Senior Manager, Treasury Operations, WestJet. “To achieve that without needing to invest in any kind of technical development on our side is incredibly valuable.”
UATP launched its merchant services business earlier this year to reduce cost and complexity and to provide complete visibility of transaction details in real time for airlines globally. The division has already successfully processed payments for WestJet for several months.
“We created UATP One because we heard repeatedly from airlines that they needed improved services and better pricing to process their payments,” said UATP’s Vice President of Business Development, Charisse Chisolm. “WestJet has been an exceptional partner in proving the strength of that offering and we look forward to continuing to work with them.”
UATP One provides a wide range of payment solutions, customised reporting capabilities, and an indirect credit card processing solution connecting airlines to all 152 billing and settlement plans (BSP). Payment technology provider Nuvei provides support and acquiring services for UATP One.
UATP is a global payment solution owned and operated by the world’s airlines and accepted by thousands of merchants for air, rail, and travel agency payments. UATP connects airlines to alternative forms of payment which can expand the reach and generate incremental sales globally. UATP offers easy-to-use data tools, DataStream and DataMine, which provide comprehensive account details to Issuers and Corporate Account Holders for accurate travel management.
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