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Adyen to act as Klarna’s acquiring bank

The two fintechs are strengthening their global partnership in 2024

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Pieter van der Does and Sebastian Siematkowski/Adyen and Klarna

Financial technology platform Adyen is assuming the role of global acquiring bank for Klarna’s consumer offerings.

The extender partnership will roll out in Europe, North America and Asia next year first, with Adyen helping Klarna as a payments provider “make more seamless payments” for its 150 million customers worldwide.

Using Adyen’s technology, payments are set to be easier for Klarna customers in a global context.

“Klarna has, in many ways, revolutionised the digital shopping experience,” Adyen co-founder and co-CEO Pieter van der Does said.

“Adyen’s financial technology platform combined with Klarna’s various consumer offerings will raise the standard of payments and consumer experiences worldwide,” he added.

With Klarna looking to strengthen its global commerce offerings, it will be able to focus on its efforts to improve its shopping experience as it broadens its scope beyond BNPL while Adyen provides the financial technology to make payments easier.

“Adyen, a world-class financial technology platform for businesses with global ambitions, aligns seamlessly with Klarna’s role as the preferred payments network and shopping assistant for consumers and retailers worldwide,” Klarna co-founder and CEO Sebastian Siematkowski said.

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