A collection of our recent articles, white papers, webinars, reports and videos.
TAS Group’s payment gateway adds an MNGS access for VISA transactions
Being able to communicate in a “brand agnostic way” is proving valuable for fintechs who are scaling up their card business in the rapidly evolving digital payments landscape.
TAS Group successfully launched its MNGS proposition in the US Region back in 2020, and has now added a first client leveraging this channel also for VISA transactions.
Thanks to the established partnership with Mastercard, TAS is able to offer simplicity and reduced unitary costs to customers who are building up their volumes supporting their end-customers preferred choice of payment methods.
How PSPs are navigating change in a challenging payments landscape
TAS conducted a survey, in partnership with Bobsguide, to learn how PSPs, including Credit Institutions and other Payment organisations around the world, are reacting to the changes and challenges in today’s emerging payments landscape.
The report highlights the themes having a big impact on the payments industry right now: instant payments, ISO 20022, and liquidity management, and contains insights into global technology investment strategies, cloud adoption trends, the main challenges currently seen by the payments community and more.
Digital transformation progress in the European Banking Community – now more than ever
TAS Group has proudly sponsored two key EU conferences in June, Payments CEE Summit and EBAday 2021, that have clearly shown how deeply the acceleration in digitalization was able to positively impact the banking DNA.
With over 1000 professionals registered at the CEE Summit, connecting primarily but not only from the Balkans, and over 2000 delegates participating to EBAday 2021, the paramount annual conference curated by the European Banking Association, all hot payment trends were deeply debated by speakers coming from all segments of the stakeholders landscape: incumbent banks, challengers, paytechs, payfacs, regtechs, regulators, corporate clients, market infrastructures, academics and market research companies.
Hottest in the agenda: Instant Payments and their convergence with card payments, Request to Pay, Buy Now Pay Later, Fraud Detection in the Real-time era, ISO 20022 migrations, API enablement, and many more core topics, including the power of the Payments as a Service paradigm as a way to accelerate the banking modernization journey.
In case you missed our speeches at the conferences, by Dragan Spanovic, VP Sales TAS Eastern Europe, and and Mario Mendia, SVP TAS International, you may learn more about TAS Group’s 35+ years expertise as a PayFac in the evolving European Financial Services Market on our website.
TAS Spotlight Open Banking
In this video Marco Pozzo, Senior Business Development Global Payments of TAS Group, shares his point of view regarding the changing scenarios and the arising challenges in the Open Banking era…
TAS Spotlight Payment Schemes Connectivity
In this video Gianpiero Caretti explains how connectivity needs have evolved for businesses…
Embedded Finance and Payments Convergence: not to be underestimated by PSPs
Retail payments have historically belonged to one of two distinct groups: those that are card-based…
Last mile connectivity to the financial networks
Enabling new and incumbent players to meet today’s challenges.
Across the board, whether you are an established financial institution, a PSP, an intermediary, a fintech or a challenger bank, one thing remains true: a desire for simplicity, flexibility and speed when it comes to performing global payments and a need to reduce the impact of compliance obligation and operational complexity.
In this white paper we explain how Last Mile Connectivity offers an attractive cost-effective solution.
Global payments trends : TAS Group’s view
TAS Group invests in wearables fintech Flywallet
Milan (Italy), 22 June 2021– Flywallet S.r.l. (“Flywallet”), the innovative startup that created a digital platform for enabling payments and services through wearable devices with biometric authentication, has signed a reserved investment agreement for the entry of Global Payment S.p.A. (“GP”), a subsidiary of TAS Group’s mother company TAS S.p.A., into the capital with a minority stake.
TAS Group is a multinational company, whose payment software solutions are adopted by commercial and central banks throughout Europe and beyond. More than 100 million payment cards are managed by TAS platforms worldwide. Thanks to its leadership, TAS Group will be a vehicle to accelerate the go-to-market for Flywallet’s mobile wallet, the world’s first for tokenizing payment cards on wearables with biometric authentication. The partnership will also result in a commercial agreement under which GP will distribute Flywallet’s wearables and service platform to TAS Group's business customers.
Flywallet’s flagship product is named Keyble, a new type of wearable that adapts to the user’s lifestyle, created with eco-friendly materials and inspired by made-in-Italy styles. It consists of a smart device that can be inserted into fashion accessories such as bracelets or watch straps and is equipped with biometric sensors for user authentication and health monitoring.
Through fingerprints or heartbeat measured via ECG, the user can enable in-store contactless payments, passwordless logins to online services, ticketing, loyalty cards, access to gyms, offices and homes, car door locks, digital identity and more. In early 2022, the wearable will be certified as a medical device capable to perform analysis of cardiac arrhythmias, blood oxygen saturation and body temperature.
Flywallet is proposing a unique “Biometric Wearable Platform as a Service” model for e-money and payment institutions, banks, insurance companies and businesses. By connecting via dedicated APIs, the Flywallet Platform allows Partner companies to deliver new types of digital services easily and securely through the proprietary wearables.
Valentino Bravi, CEO of TAS stated: “At TAS, we have always applied the principles of “continuous innovation” to ensure the market a constant technological and functional evolution of our products and services, both through significant investments in R&D - more than 10% of our revenues in the last decade - and through the acquisition of innovative companies.
In 2019, for example, the acquisition of Mantica enabled us to expand our offerings in the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence areas.
Today, we are investing in Flywallet because we are convinced that offering wearable technology that is customizable and adaptable to our customers’ user experiences is a critical success factor.
We also appreciate that this project gives us the opportunity to reaffirm our decades-long commitment to promoting Italian technology in a sector that will undoubtedly improve our lives and make them more secure in the years to come.”
Lorenzo Frollini, Founder and CEO of Flywallet added: “It is an honour for Flywallet to count TAS among its shareholders and partners. Between TAS and Flywallet there is a perfect strategic fit and a total sharing of the company’s core values, including customer centricity and a relentless pursuit of service quality. In the medium term, the strategic partnership with TAS will also allow Flywallet to expand its range of services through the opportunities offered by PSD2.”
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