Revolut selects Bottomline to deliver instant payments to its UK retail and business customers

9 octombrie 2019

Bottomline Technologies, a leading provider of financial technology that helps make business payments simple, smart and secure, announced that Revolut has selected the Universal Aggregator solution to deliver real-time payment services to its UK retail and business customers.

With instant payments gaining traction in the UK, financial services organisations and businesses need to offer a 24/7 real-time payment proposition to their customers. However, becoming a direct member of the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme (FPS) can be a challenge for new players looking to bring innovative payment services to market at speed.


„Bottomline’s Universal Aggregator presents new financial services organisations with real-time payments connectivity that makes it quicker and easier for them to access FPS directly, without the need for additional scheme approval but with the ability to monitor and limit the volume of transactions.”, according to the press release.

„Using advanced technology and an alternative access route means Revolut can develop and scale their real-time payment services quickly and cost-effectively.”, the company said.

“Bottomline’s real-time payment and settlement service provides all the core benefits of the historical access methods to Faster Payments,” comments Mikael Peydayesh, Product Owner for Core Payments at Revolut.  “Given the competitive dynamic of a fast-growing scale-up organisation, Bottomline’s expertise and leading technology have helped us accelerate the delivery of a new service and allowed us to centre our attention on growing our business.”

Using Revolut’s next-generation digital financial services platform, their customers will soon be able to access and process one-off 24/7 instant payments at the touch of a button.

“Creating reliable and innovative technology to serve a fast-paced, digital society is at the heart of the payments industry right now,” said Nigel Savory, Managing Director of Europe at Bottomline. “We are delighted to provide Revolut with value-add functionality that speeds up the way their customers can pay and get paid and helps enhance the overall Revolut experience.”

Revolut’s services are currently available in Europe, with a public beta underway in Australia and plans to launch in the US, Singapore and Japan in the coming months.

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”

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In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale in 2020?