VIAFINTECH IN NUMBERS
viacouponing, the second product of the viafintech portfolio, is launched beginning of the year. In cooperation with the MVFP (Association of German Newspapers), viacouponing marks the beginning of the new age of couponing, in which merchants can manage their coupons digitally and 100% automatically. Due to new Cooperations with Tomorrow, vivid, comdirecr and ING in Germany and ID Finance, Pecunpay and Bnext in Spain 7 additional Banks offer the deposit and withdrawal system. One year after the acquisition by Paysafe, it is also time to reflect this in the corporate design – viafintech gets the tagline “A Paysafe Company”.
At the beginning of the year viafintech continues its European expansion: In Spain, the Bon Preu Group and CSQ Non Stop Shops, two retailers with almost 3000 partner branches, go live. Thanks to the cooperation with Carrefour Italy, the Italian partner network grows up to over 1000 POS. N26 expands the CASH26 service also to Greece and Spain.The gas stations of Q1 extend the German retail network and C24 Bank joins the banking network. In November also the official takeover of viafintech by the Paysafe Group takes place. It accelerates the growth in Germany and other key markets.
With PENNY Market Italia joining, the network in Italy is now counting almost 600 POS. Moreover, the City of Cologne is continuing its pilot project with us, so that since July it is possible to pay parking tickets in the retail trade. In addition, Greece is part of the network since November with 110 Bazaar shops, which means that the European brand is continuing to grow. Since the beginning of December, we are presenting ourselves under the new company name viafintech GmbH. In Germany and Austria, the product name is also changing from Barzahlen to Barzahlen/viacash, the first step towards soon appearing with a uniform European brand.
viafintech significantly extends its POS network in Europe: In Austria, the REWE International AG goes live with the trade partners BILLA, BIPA, MERKUR and Penny. At the beginning of February, the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) implement our service in all their ticket machines. Finally, in may the first non-German-speaking country joins the network: In Italy, we onboard PAM Panorama as a retailer and the two banks N26 and Hype as merchants. Later in the year also PAM Local Stores offer viafintech services. Furthermore, two banks join in 2019: Targobank and bunq. In 2019, we launch our international brand viacash that will replace the german brand Barzahlen in the long-term.
Rossmann, Germany’s second-largest drugstore chain, joins our retail-partner network. Furthermore, Barzahlen launches in Austria with dm and N26 as first partners – a cornerstone for the company’s internationalization process
Additional banks use our independent infrastructure for expanding their own branch network, for example Sparda Banken and the first Sparkasse.
The GRENKE BANK AG invests in viafintech. In 2016 the focus is on going live with the banking solution for withdrawals and deposits from and to private bank accounts. Challenger bank N26 as well as the German DKB start offering the new service right away.
viafintech expands its services to other industries and sectors and is now actively involved in dunning, insurance and telecommunication. Additionally a solution for banking deposits and withdrawals is introduced. By the end of 2015 the retail-partner network in Germany is joined by about 3000 REWE stores.
viafintech’s prominent German product Barzahlen is honoured as the best payment service 2014 and awarded with the IT Innovation Award. Our online shop network grows to several thousand: Over 7000 online-shops, travel and gaming providers use our service.
On Wednesday, 13th March 2013 the network goes live in Germany. In addition to first mover dm drogerie markt (1,390 POS), real,- supermarkets and mobilcom-debitel shops join the retail-network in the course of the year. On top of online-shops and the gaming industry, the first customer from the energy supply sector joins forces: Stadtwerke Düsseldorf.
The company’s first product “Barzahlen” is under development. The year 2012 was used for successful cash register integration at dm, real,- and mobilcom-debitel and the first online merchants are also on board. The ALSTIN group is investing in the successful development of the company.
The company is founded as Cash Payment Solutions in August 2011 by Achim Bönsch, Sebastian Seifert and Florian Swoboda.
Paysafe (“Paysafe”) (NYSE:PSFE) (PSFE.WS) is a leading payments platform with an extensive track record of serving merchants and consumers in the global entertainment sectors. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, and online cash solutions. With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualised transactional volume of over $130 billion in 2022, and approximately 3,300 employees located in 12+ countries, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 100 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world. Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments. Further information is available at
About Paysafe’s eCash Division
Paysafe is a global market leader in the provision of eCash payment solutions. The goal of its eCash division is to target simple and secure online transactions through prepaid and online cash solutions. Today, it is available to purchase in one million sales outlets in over 60 countries and its brands include paysafecard, paysafecard account, paysafecard Mastercard® and Paysafecash. Its original product, paysafecard, uses a 16-digit PIN and enables customers to shop online without using an account or credit card, protecting their confidential financial information. In 2018, the paysafecard team developed Paysafecash allowing customers to shop online first and then pay securely for their purchases with cash at convenient, nearby payment points. Paysafecash is already available in 55+ countries. In 2020, paysafecard and Paysafecash reached a transaction volume of more than US$ 4.6 billion. For more information, please go to