“Worldline wins contract with BMW Financial Services providing mobility packages for the new BMW i3”
London, 26 November 2013
Worldline, Atos subsidiary in e-payment services, is enabling BMW Financial Services to offer its customers individual mobility packages when they purchase the new BMW i3.
Worldline, through leveraging group payments expertise, now has a much richer offering for the UK market. It has built upon the capability that has provided the payments platform supporting the sales to billing and settlement process for the new BMW i3 electric car mobility packages. The packages provide a one-stop solution for public charging needs, service and maintenance requirements, combined with an allocation of points that can be used for the rental of a BMW combustion engine vehicle for longer journeys.
A key component of this solution is a contactless card providing access to a national network of electric vehicle charging points, which gives customers greater flexibility and choice. The mobility packages are powered by Worldline's Merchant Network capability which brings together merchant partners in a range of travel-related services including hotels, rail travel, fuel, car parking, and other vehicle-related services.
The solution is being delivered through Worldline's Near Zero Platform which provides ‘Platform as a Service' and has been launched through the Worldline Merchant Network. This network brings together merchant partners in a range of travel-related services including hotels, rail travel, fuel, car parking, and other vehicle-related services.
Dominique Rerat, UK CEO from Worldline said: “Buying an electric vehicle for the first time can be daunting, so delivering a highly intuitive user experience is a key step to complimenting the customer care offered by BMW. Worldline worked on a solution focused on the right customer journey and user experience which will ensure the right first and lasting impressions. Customers buy BMW because of the strength of the brand and high quality design and execution. Mirroring this with the mobility service will further enhance that reputation.”
A BMW Financial Services spokesperson said: “This partnership will enable us to provide a seamless and innovative transactional experience to our customers.”
Worldline currently provides membership services with similar components to those required by BMW including cinema groups and a sophisticated technology platform that enables both consumers and businesses to manage their parking needs. The merchant network includes the ‘fuelGenie' fuel card, and ‘redspottedhanky' rail ticketing.
Worldline, an Atos subsidiary, is the European leader and a global player in the payments services industry. Worldline delivers new generation services, enabling its customers to offer smooth and innovative solutions to the end consumer. Key actor for B2B2C industries, with 40 years of experience, Worldline is ideally positioned to support and contribute to the success of all businesses and administrative services in a perpetually evolving market. Worldline offers a unique and flexible business model built around a global and growing portfolio, thus enabling end-to-end support. Worldline activities are organized around three axes: Merchant Services & Terminals, Mobility & e-Transactional Services, Financial Processing Services & Software Licensing. In 2012, Worldline's activities within the Atos Group generated (pro forma) revenues of 1.1 billion euros. The company employs more than 7,100 people worldwide. worldline.com
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