Worldline (Euronext: WLN), a global leader in payments services, and Google, today announced a strategic partnership to leverage Google Cloud’s innovative cloud technologies to further power Worldline’s digital transformation.

This is what we learn from an official statement from Worldline .

The agreement also sees Google work with Worldline to deliver seamless online payment experiences to Google’s European customers.

Together, the partners will drive joint market opportunities and deliver new and improved digital experiences for merchants and financial institutions.

Worldline chooses Google Cloud technology to power its digital transformation

Since 2022, Worldline has initiated a “Move to Cloud” program that includes the use of the cloud to accelerate its transformation into a world-class global paytech company. By leveraging Google Cloud’s secure, high-performance and low-latency infrastructure, Worldline aims to improve operational efficiency, optimize costs and enhance its strategic positioning.

Additionally, Worldline will use Google Cloud’s data analytics and artificial intelligence capabilities to take advantage of its data and develop new payment products and services. The choice of Google Cloud is also the result of Worldline’s long-standing commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the low-carbon options offered by Google Cloud, a leader in sustainability.

Google strengthens its partnership with Worldline for seamless payments in Europe

As part of the expanded collaboration, Worldline will also serve as one of Google’s primary payments providers in Europe and across multiple geographies.

Worldline aims to provide Google customers with more advanced payment options, support for a greater variety of payment networks, better cross-border conversion and a smoother customer experience.

Union of skills for the benefit of traders and financial institutions

The strategic partnership between Google and Worldline will create a powerful ecosystem of improved product offerings, bringing added value to merchants and banks, and setting a faster pace for continued innovation.

By combining their expertise, specialized knowledge and resources, Google and Worldline will be able to deliver improved payment experiences for their respective customers, accelerating time to market.

Our partnership with Worldline highlights the wide range of opportunities that secure and reliable cloud technology, data analytics and AI can bring to merchants and financial institutions. By combining the strengths of our two companies, we can accelerate innovation in the payments industry,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud .

Innovation and advanced technology are at the heart of Worldline’s DNA. To pioneer the changing payment environments and not only meet but anticipate customer expectations, it is critical that we match our Paytech DNA with the technological capabilities of a true market leader. We are very proud to expand and strengthen our partnership as a payments provider for Google in Europe. Our deep understanding of market infrastructure, combined with the technological expertise and scale of Google Cloud, will accelerate our time to market and bring tangible success to our customers and markets, ” said Gilles Grapinet, CEO of Worldline .