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FIS breaks the bank with Worldpay $43 billion transaction

Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) has agreed to purchase global leading payment solutions provider Worldpay Inc for a reported $35 billion (debt not included) transaction, exemplifying the industry shift towards large scale consolidation. The deal will be biggest takeover to date in the payments industry, which will see FIS assume Worldpay’s debt obligations – bringing the total value of the …

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Worldpay & Paysafe form ‘breakthrough collaboration’ for fast changing US gambling scene

Seeking to deliver the best payment systems and digital transaction services for the radically alerted US gambling market post-PASPA, Worldpay Inc and Paysafe Group have this morning confirmed the development of a ‘strategic collaboration’. The two leading players in digital financial services, state that they will collaborate to enhance US gambling’s operational value chain for all current and future stakeholders. …

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“Wager Wednesday” – Three Lions send UK into betting frenzy

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Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a “Wager Wednesday” ahead of England’s semi-final clash with Croatia, with the Three Lions’ winning streak sending the UK into a betting frenzy. Gareth Southgate’s boys are on the cusp of glory moving into the match, and Worldpay’s analysis of consumer spending suggests that wagering will far surpass that seen in previous rounds. A …

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Worldpay notes 18% spike in Champions League final betting

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Online bookies are on track for a bumper week’s trading, as excitement builds in the run-up to this year’s UEFA Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid, according to payment processing company Worldpay. The firm’s analysis of gambling data from last year’s showdown between Real Madrid and Juventus revealed an 18% spike in online gambling activity compared to an average …

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Stamford Bridge to host the inaugural five-a-side SBC Global Championship

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Five-a-side teams featuring players from some of the sports betting industry’s leading operators, suppliers, affiliates and media organisations will be taking part in the inaugural SBC Global Championship at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday 22 May. Supported by headline sponsor Trustly Group, the eight-team tournament played out in Chelsea kits will be officiated by former FIFA and Premier League referee Dermot …

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Worldpay expects Grand National surge for online bookies

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Payment processing firm Worldpay is predicting a bumper weekend for online bookmakers, as Britain welcomes the 2018 Grand National. With internal research revealing that 45% of over-65s prefer placing bets on a mobile device as opposed to in-store, Worldpay is expected this to be the year that numbers for mobile gaming surpass its counterpart for punting pensioners. Data also shows …

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Worldpay study reveals 45% surge in online Cheltenham betting

Worldpay has outlined its predictions for this week’s Cheltenham Festival, detailing that there could be as much as a 45% surge in online betting activity during the four-day festival, as racing fans seek to beat the bookies. A new analysis from Worldpay utilised gambling data from the 2017 event and found that Irish punters are most likely to try their …

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Vantiv & Worldpay combine to form Trillion Dollar Baby

The global payments sector is set to be shaken up, as the UK High Court has allowed New York-listed payment processor Vantiv to combine with FTSE100 payments group Worldpay Plc. Last August, leading US payment systems provider Vantiv put forward a £9.3 billion offer to merge with Worldpay, seeking to form the outright leader in servicing global payments for in-store …

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Scott Longley: Jackson sizes up online hole at Paddy Power Betfair

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The good news for Paddy Power Betfair is that the company now has certainty over the succession to outgoing chief executive Breon Corcoran, writes Scott Longley, with ex-WorldPay executive Peter Jackson to be officially anointed in early January. However, the slightly less good news is that he has a lengthy order of business to address if he is to achieve the grand hopes …

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New look William Hill welcomes Ruth Prior as Group CFO

Updating the market, FTSE bookmaker William Hill Plc has confirmed that Ruth Prior has officially taken the corporate leadership position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Last March, William Hill governance had confirmed that it had headhunted Prior from leading global payments provider WorldPay’s executive team where she had served as Chief Operations Officer and Deputy CFO (2013-2017). A seasoned finance …

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