PayNet Picks ACI For Country's Real-time Retail Payments

FLORIDA: ACI Worldwide, a leading global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions, announced that Payments Network Malaysia (PayNet), the national financial market infrastructure provider, will build Malaysia’s Real-time Retail Payments Platform (RPP) using ACI’s UP Immediate Payments solution.

RPP is PayNet’s strategic initiative to modernise Malaysia’s retail payments infrastructure, drive innovation in electronics payments and bring the benefits of immediate payments to all participants in the payments ecosystem, including banks, payment institutions, businesses, consumers and the Government.

Tasked with developing Malaysia’s payments ecosystem, PayNet resulted from the merger of Bank Negara’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Malaysian Electronic Clearing Corp (MyClear), with Malaysian Electronic Payment System (MEPS) in August 2017.

PayNet selected ACI’s UP Immediate Payments solution for its central infrastructure because of its flexibility as a platform to build transformative payment capabilities, as well as its potential to serve as an enabler for innovative new payment products.

“ACI’s UP Immediate Payments provides the flexibility and agility that PayNet needs to continue innovating and improving the value proposition of electronic payments. Our ability to rapidly bring to market the payment products of the future is essential to keep abreast with the fast pace of change in the e-Payments market,” said PayNet group CEO Peter Schiesser.

“Among the innovative new products in our pipeline is instant cross-border payments where sending payments regionally and globally would be as quick and easy as sending a text message. We are in discussions with our counterparts in Thailand and Singapore to bring this exciting new service to life. “We look forward to tapping into ACI’s understanding of the global payment market and its wealth of experience in payments to make e-Payments fast, frictionless and convenient – meeting demands for immediacy in an online, interconnected world,” Schiesser said.

“ACI has a long track record of developing powerful and flexible immediate payments platforms and we are excited to partner with PayNet on its RPP initiative, which will benefit Malaysian consumers, financial institutions and businesses.

“Moreover, it will position the country as a leader within the larger regional and global payments marketplace,” said ACI Worldwide vice-president and general manager, Asia, Leslie Choo.

“PayNet will benefit from our highly agile and responsive immediate payments solution, which can address its future needs as the Malaysian payments ecosystem evolves and matures – with cross-border connectivity to other real-time payment systems around the globe.”

ACI has an unmatched global customer base of financial institutions and payment service providers using its UP Immediate Payments solution. In the UK, the solution has been used by financial institutions to access the UK Faster Payments scheme since its launch in 2008. Currently, over 70% of the direct participants of the UK’s Faster Payments Scheme use ACI’s solutions.

Last year, EBA Clearing selected ACI as one of the “frontrunner service providers” for the pan-European EBA SEPA Instant Credit scheme. ACI has also partnered with VocaLink to offer a complete end-to-end immediate payment solution for a domestic or regional immediate payments network. Additionally, ACI has customers using UP Immediate Payments to access Singapore FAST and the Australian NPP (New Payments Platform). It is also implementing The Clearing House RTP system and Zelle for customers in the United States.

ACI serves on the ISO 20022 Real-Time Payments Group, the EPC Instant Payments Technology Group and chairs the IPFA rules working group. ACI, the Universal Payments (UP) company, powers electronic payments for more than 5,100 organisations around the world. More than 1,000 of the largest financial institutions and intermediaries, as well as thousands of global merchants, rely on ACI to execute US$14 trillion each day in payments and securities.

In addition, myriad organisations utilise its electronic bill presentment and payment services. Through its comprehensive suite of software solutions delivered on customers’ premises or through ACI’s private cloud, it provides real-time, immediate payments capabilities and enable the industry’s most complete omni-channel payments experience.

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PayNet is Malaysia’s premier payments network and central infrastructure for financial markets. It innovates, build and operate world-class payment systems and financial market infrastructures that safely, reliably and efficiently enable the functioning and development of Malaysia’s financial system as well as the economy as a whole.

With Bank Negara as PayNet’s single largest shareholder and 11 major financial institutions as joint shareholders, PayNet also serves as a platform to harness the collaborative efforts of the Malaysian banking system to accelerate the adoption of electronic payments. To learn more about PayNet, visit

Source : The Star Online / 13 November 2017