US-based electronic payments company ACI Worldwide has announced strategic investment in Mumbai-based digital payments firm Mindgate Solutions. The financial details of the investment were not disclosed. As part of this investment, ACI and Mindgate will deliver a joint real-time payments solution that will combine ACI’s Universal Payments software solutions with Mindgate’s digital overlay services.
The solution would be offered to banks, financial intermediaries and merchants in India and other international markets via an on-premise, public cloud or hosted model, ACI Worldwide said.
“The global real-time and digital payments transaction opportunity is vast. With Mindgate and ACI alliance, we are well-positioned to capitalise on this growth opportunity by providing to banks, corporates, merchants and payment intermediaries the world’s leading real-time payments offering,” said Phil Heasley, President and CEO, ACI Worldwide.
This investment is also expected to provide Mindgate, a leading firm in processing UPI (unified payments interface) transactions, with the ability to expand its footprint globally.
“The combination of ACI and Mindgate will support the continued global adoption of real-time and digital payments, while helping to drive UPI as it becomes the dominant Indian retail payments method,” AP Hota, former CEO of National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), said.
According to Mindgate, its software processes 30 million digital transactions a day globally, and 70 per cent of UPI transactions are routed through Mindgate-customer banks.
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