Payment Services

Payment Services

SIX is the card processing market leader in Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg.

Everything in the business area Payment Services revolves around cashless payment transactions. SIX provides the prerequisites for the acceptance and processing of card payments in Switzerland and internationally.

With the latest terminals, secure e-commerce solutions and supplemental services, SIX ensures efficient payments at the point of sale as well as on the Internet.

SIX is one of Europe’s largest transaction processers, lending support to financial institutions with the handling of their entire card portfolio. It also provides card issuers with an efficient and secure payment procedure (issuing processing) as well as card acceptance (acquiring processing) for transnational card programs.

Key figures – fiscal year 20151
Operating income (in CHF m) 882.8
EBIT (in CHF m) 88.1
Workforce (in full-time equivalents) as at 31/12 1,086.9
Acquiring turnover 70,124.2
Number of card transactions (in m) 3,398.3
Number of payment cards (in m) 26.2
1 The electronic payments business was transferred from the Payment Services segment to the Securities Services segment as of 1 January 2015. The segment reporting in accordance with IFRS as of 31 December 2014 was adjusted for the purposes of comparison.