EDPIA welcomes SIA as a new member

Brussels, 3 August 2020 – The European Digital Payments Industry Alliance (EDPIA) is happy to announce that SIA, a leading European hi-tech company in payment services and infrastructures headquartered in Milan and controlled by CDP Equity, has joined the Alliance, joining founding members Ingenico Group, Nets, Nexi and Wordline in advocating the growth of digital payments in Europe.

Gilles Grapinet, President of EDPIA, welcomed SIA to the Alliance and underlined: “On behalf all the other EDPIA members, I warmly welcome the decision of SIA, a key European player in the digital payments industry, to join EDPIA. It is a very important first development of our joint major initiative launched in May 2020, demonstrating the attractiveness of our Alliance and of its ambition to unite all the independent European payment players to strongly and constructively contribute to the ongoing policy and regulatory debates and to actively promote the digital payments on our Continent.”

Nicola Cordone, CEO of SIA, said: “We are particularly proud to join EDPIA and to contribute further to accelerating the development of digital payments in Europe. SIA supports this initiative by leveraging its know-how, expertise and people in leading the innovation of digital pan-European payment services at world-class standard. For over 40 years we have proudly put citizens, corporates, financial institutions, central banks and the public sector at the center of the digital payments revolution”.

About SIA

SIA – a subsidiary of CDP Equity – is European leader in the design, creation and management of technology infrastructures and services for Financial Institutions, Central Banks, Corporates and the Public Sector, in the areas of Card & Merchant Solutions, Digital Payment Solutions and Capital Market & Network Solutions. SIA Group provides its services in 50 countries, and also operates through its subsidiaries in Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and South Africa. The company also has branches in Belgium and the Netherlands and representation offices in the UK and Poland. For more information: www.sia.eu/en

Read more about EDPIA’s mission here.

Press contacts:

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Trygve Ilkjær, Chairman of the EDPIA

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The European Digital Payments Industry Alliance (EDPIA, edpia.eu) represents the interests of independent Payment Services Providers headquartered in Europe. Its purpose is to contribute to EU policy debates that define the business environment for electronic payments, and to strengthen the visibility and understanding of the European payments industry amongst policy makers and society as a whole. Its founding members are:

Headquarters: Paris, France
Founded in: 1980
Staff: 8,500 (approx.)
Active in: 170 countries

Headquarters: Ballerup, Denmark
Founded in: 1968
Staff: 4,100 (approx.)
Active in: 20 countries

Headquarters: Milan, Italy
Founded in: 2017
Staff: 3,000 (approx.)
Active in: Italy

Headquarters: Milan, Italy
Founded in: 1977
Staff: 3,500 (approx.)
Active in: 50+ countries

Headquarters: Bezons, France
Founded in: 1970
Staff: 12,000 (approx.)
Active in: 30+ countries

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