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#Ingenico40 / Ingenico’s 40th anniversary

Since October 28, 2020, Ingenico has joined Worldline.

Worldline is the largest European player in payment services and the fourth largest player worldwide. Worldline provides its clients with sustainable, trusted and secure solutions across the payment value chain and offers best-in-class payment services ranging from POS, online payments, omnichannel solutions to issuing & acquiring and digital banking to nearly one million merchants and 1,200 banks and financial institutions. With 20,000 employees and powered by the dedication of some of the brightest talents in the payments industry, Worldline is shaping new ways of paying, living and doing business.

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Celebrating 40 years of innovation

On 10 June 1980, the company that would become Ingenico took its first step into an unexpected advanture. Today, it has become a global leader in seamless payments.

For its 40th anniversary, Ingenico is undertaking a review of its history not merely to take a nostalgic glance at the company’s past, but to accompany a major milestone in its growth and development.

The early years

500,000 francs and four employees…

In 1980, Ingenico could never have anticipated how its future would play out and the influence it would have in the field by revolutionizing our payment practices. Modems, magnetic stripe cards, smart cards: from its inception, the company would make the most of every technological breakthrough, offering ever more efficient payment terminals and making tremendous inroads in highly competitive emerging markets.

Our history

France’s little genius sitting on top of the world

Within just a few years, the small French company Ingenico has been transformed into a multinational.

Two important phases ensued: first an international expansion of the payment terminals market, and next came access to new markets extending beyond the physical payment function. Through a sequence of strategic buyouts, Ingenico has been able to continuously refine its path, addressing changes in payment technologies and practices.

Our business

Our presence on the world stage

Throughout its history, Ingenico has set up business locations in more than 170 countries.

With historical roots in Europe, Ingenico has become a key market player occupying the international payment ecosystem and is now able to claim its leadership position across all continents. The expertise acquired in mature markets has today given Ingenico the stature to accompany emerging market development.

Our worldwide presence

Since the 2010s

Ingenico continues to evolve...

Ingenico has been offering Android solutions, developing cloud services and creating disruptive payment solutions to pave the way for digital transformation.

After four decades of innovation, Ingenico is geared up and ready for the exciting challenges in the new world of commerce.

Our latest innovations