Bahrain-based IPS extends use of Swiss payment provider BPC’s SmartVista

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Bahrain-based International Payment Services (IPS), a leading third-party payments processing and payments firm, and the leading payment solutions provider headquartered in Switzerland, BPC have collaborated which will see IPS extend the use of BPC’s open system e-payment platform ‘SmartVista’.

Licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), IPS supports banks and financial institutions to manage their end-to-end payment processing functions. Since the launch of IPS in 2017, BPC has been engaged with IPS to help develop, and certify products to support banks, fintech, government entities and merchants with its state-of-the-art digital payments platform.

Through the use of BPC’s SmartVista platform, IPS is able to perform core payment activities that involve third-party processing services, electronic payment gateway solutions, prepaid cards, wallets and switching services. The platform ensures the highest infrastructure standards and the most advanced security setups.

The complete range of products and services forms a part of the unified SmartVista platform which results in delivering a cost-effective solution.

Over the course of this four-year engagement, SmartVista’s integrated capabilities have helped leverage IPS’ business prospects in gaining significant market share while also serving as a hub for banks looking to optimize their operations in the Middle East and Africa.

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“We have been impressed by the technology and service that we have received from BPC and believe that they have been instrumental in achieving our business goals. As our company continues its rapid expansion, we are turning to BPC once again to help us extend the range of our client services using the SmarVista platform. The technology has proven that it works and we are confident that it will continue to deliver on its promise.”

The renewed collaboration will support the expansion of services as IPS welcomes more banks into its processing center for instant card issuing channel management including ATM, POS, internet and mobile banking, end-to-end merchant management and fraud prevention.

Mr. Hany Al Deeb, Managing Director GCC & Iraq from BPC said that “Empowering other paytech companies to serve their own market is what we do best, and we are thrilled that so many are leveraging the robustness and capability of SmartVista to scale from a fintech to high volume processing firm. Since we first started working with IPS, the company has benefited greatly from SmartVista’s integrated capability for authorization and switching, fraud monitoring and risk management, disputes and chargeback handling, and ATM management. Looking ahead we are delighted to be continuing our journey with the company as it embarks on new services for customers across new frontiers.“

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