ACI Worldwide and RS2 have joined forces to offer a one-stop solution for acquirers and issuers in Brazil. The new offering combines the best of ACI's and RS2's acquiring and issuing capabilities, supporting financial institutions, integrated software vendors, payment facilitators, independent sales organizations and payment processors on their digital transformation and modernization journey. It brings the global expertise and technology of both companies to the Brazilian market jointly for the first time.

The combined new cloud-enabled technology platform enables merchants, banks and payment service providers to launch new products and services efficiently using configuration portals that integrate seamlessly to third-party platforms, orchestrating the entire payments ecosystem within the client environment, making the platform secure, reducing operational costs and ultimately increasing revenues. It is supported by ACI Fraud Management and Payments Intelligence, offering customers real-time enterprise fraud management capabilities, including advanced machine learning, predictive analytics and expertly defined rules to combat the growing threat of fraud. The platform is certified for Brazil and meets all local regulatory requirements, including PCI, and local card scheme standards.

Key advantages of the new acquiring and issuing platform include: Acquiring: The joint solution is available as a software as a service offering for the first time in Latin America, allowing existing financial players to launch a new acquiring business quickly and cost-efficiently. The new offering transforms the merchant experience, manages interchange fee risk and simplifies expansion and global compliance. Issuing: Issuers and processors profit from one single consolidated issuing platform for all card types, including credit, debit and pre-paid cards, domestic cards, and new payment instruments such as wearables - enabling them to offer customers better service, more choice and increased fraud protection.