Our Story

Worldline is nearly 45 years old – an exceptional company whose story has been written by the motivation and involvement of its employees. In 1973, Fiat money and check payments dominated the world, with bank cards emerging. Sligos was the first to win a card transaction processing contract, and with other subsidaries, started to develop bank card payments. As time went on, online services emerged, with Axime riding the Internet wave and integrating Web technologies into its expertise.

1996 saw a big step towards the future – Axime bought out Sligos, and created Atos, a payment activities and online services company. Atos acquired several more companies and started to create payment software and integration activities.

It all came together in 2004. All entities with activities related to payment or online services became one – Atos Worldline. This company created three business lines – payment and card processing services, CRM services, and multichannel contact services. The company became Worldline 9 years later.

Since 2013, Worldline has become a major player across the world, with services in 30+ countries. With over 11,000 employees and estimated revenue of more than € 2.3 billion on a yearly basis, Worldline’s expertise in the integration of end-user business technologies enables it to help all companies provide their clients with innovative and excellent services.

We launched equensWorldline in 2016, making us the pan-European leader in payment services. In 2017, we acquired First Data Baltics, achieving a leading position in the fast-developing Baltic countries and reinforcing our capabilities in the north of Europe, Digital River World Payments, increasing both our internet payment capabilities and our global reach to support international merchants and large retailers, and MRL Posnet, giving us a strong position in India to even better support the very fast development of electronic payments in this growing market.

Today, we offer the best in electronic payments. Tomorrow, we will be present to implement and support the future development prospects of this sector.


We win the first ever contract for bank card transactions


We pioneer online services


We create internet payment solutions & internet transactional services


We become Atos Worldline

2,500 people, €400 million turnover


We acquire Banksys and BCC (Bank Card Company)




We become Worldline

7,100 people, €1.1 billion turnover and presence in 17 countries


We are listed on the French stock market


We acquire Equens and PaySquare and form an alliance with Komerční banka. We launch TRUST 2020, our CSR program


We acquire First Data Baltics, Digital River World Payments, MRL Posnet and Diamis


We build a strategic partnership with SIX and acquire SIX Payment Services. 

11,000+ people and presence in 30+ countries