BNP Paribas Launches Instant Payments for European E-Commerce Merchants

BNP Paribas Launches Instant Payments for European E-Commerce Merchants

by March 10, 2021

Token, a London-based open banking payments platform, and BNP Paribas, announced the launch of online payments service to combine the power of SEPA Instant and PSD2 APIs, two major initiatives from the European Payments Council.

Developed with Token, BNP Paribas Instanea is a turnkey instant payments initiation solution. It delivers account-to-account (A2A) payment capabilities to enhance the speed and increase the security of transactions for merchants across Europe.

Token said that its open payments platform is driving the shift from traditional payment methods to A2A payments.

The platform provides pan-European connectivity to banks, and rich functionality to enable existing payment service providers to benefit from open banking capabilities.

BNP Paribas Instanea is said to easily integrate with popular shopping carts and payment gateways to deliver immediate payment settlement and enhance security.

Risks like chargeback, are also eliminated as payments are authenticated by the customer in their banking portal.

Carlo Bovero, Global Head of Cards and Innovative Payments at BNP Paribas

Carlo Bovero

“SEPA Instant has provided a foundation for additional fast and secure payment solutions for our eCommerce clients. The advent of open banking APIs presents a unique opportunity to innovate and deliver instant payments at scale. Token’s technology has equipped us with an unrivalled breadth of API connectivity.


BNP Paribas Instanea empowers merchants to leverage open banking APIs to manage cash-flow in real time and deliver better checkout experiences.”

said Carlo Bovero, Global Head of Cards and Innovative Payments at BNP Paribas.

Todd Clyde, CEO of Token

Todd Clyde

“Token is helping first-movers like BNP Paribas leverage open banking and establish strategic advantage. BNP Paribas Instanea is a great example of how Token’s technology can be used to develop compelling payment propositions which become enablers for merchants.


Not only do open payments dramatically reduce the risk of eCommerce chargeback, they also enhance the customer experience and boost conversion. We look forward to helping BNP Paribas Instanea drive the take up of instant payments as it is rolled out across Europe.”

said Todd Clyde, CEO of Token.


Featured image credit: Photo by Andrea Ferrario on Unsplash 

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