Earthport Joins the Eurogiro Network to Provide its Global Payments Service to Members
As a Eurogiro member Earthport will be able to expand its low value clearing services for payments into the accounts of Eurogiro community members
London, UK, 21 July 2014 – Earthport has signed a membership agreement to partner on the Eurogiro infrastructure, extending services to Eurogiro members for international low value clearing to the 60 countries where Earthport facilitates local payments, and enabling Earthport to connect to Eurogiro members’ extensive client base.
Eurogiro provides connectivity and payment services, mostly within account to account transfers and cash payments, to its membership community of financial institutions. Earthport brings to the community its efficient, transparent, secure, and multi-currency international payments service.
Eurogiro was founded by a group of European postal organisations focused on improving cross-border payments for their customers. It operates a low value – high volume payments system based on Straight Through Processing (STP), transparency and secure cost-efficiency in all parts of the payment chain. Its reach is now global and includes partnerships with a variety of payment systems and a range of payment methods. Adding Earthport’s capabilities to the network means that members will benefit from reach into additional markets and account types.
Michel Stuijt, CEO at Eurogiro, commented: “Having Earthport join as a member is a very valuable addition to the Eurogiro community. Earthport’s business model cuts cost and adds efficiency to traditional correspondent banking methods by tapping direct into the national clearing systems for account transfers. The connection to Earthport provides, especially for our postal members, a great opportunity to expand out-bound as well as in-bound business.”
Paul Thomas, Executive Director at Earthport said: “We are proud to join Eurogiro and excited to be able to add value to corporate and consumer clients of the membership community. Over the next few months we will be working with Eurogiro to integrate our networks and promote our transparent international payments service to members. As well as providing Eurogiro members the benefits of low value clearing, Earthport also plans to provide value to its own financial institution clients by extending its clearing network to postal accounts through Eurogiro member agreements.”
Earthport provides a robust, electronic white-label service for banks and other payments service providers to make cross-border payments that benefit from greater transparency. Across six continents Earthport reaches over 60 countries directly through local clearing capabilities with many more in the pipeline and a further 140 through traditional methods.
Eurogiro is a payments network that connects different organisations and payment ‘ecosystems’ and espouses business ventures among its members consisting of over 60 posts, banks and other financial institutions around the world. It allows its members to explore and develop business opportunities with other Eurogiro members that share a common goal of providing secure, transparent and cost-efficient payment solutions for their clients around the world. Members connect to the highly flexible network and may tap other Eurogiro members that combined reach more than 500,000 branches and 4 billion people in more than 50 countries. Eurogiro runs a SWIFT Closed usergroup and connects to Ericsson Mobile Money Services AB. Eurogiro was founded in 1993 by a group of European Postal institutions and its head quarter is in Copenhagen, Denmark, with an office in Manila. www.eurogiro.com
Earthport plc, a regulated global financial services organisation, specialises in the provision of a white label cross-border payments service.
Through its innovative payments framework, specifically designed for high volumes of low value cross-border payments, Earthport provides a cost-effective and transparent service for secure international payments. Earthport’s clients include banks, money transfer organisations, payment aggregators, e-commerce and foreign exchange businesses. Through Earthport’s well established payments infrastructure, clients can clear and settle payments directly to banked beneficiaries in 60 countries.
The company is headquartered in London and is listed on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) on the London Stock Exchange. It operates globally with additional regional offices in Dubai and New York. Earthport plc is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Service Regulations 2009 for the provision of payment services. To learn more, please visit www.earthport.com and follow us via RSS or on social channels, Twitter @Earthport, LinkedIn, Youtube and Slideshare.