Sberbank has taken 6th place in the The Nilson Report’s global acquirer rating, consisting of the 150 largest financial institutions in the world.

Sberbank recognised as one of the largest acquirers in the world


Mag. Linda Michalech
Corporate Communications Manager

Sberbank Europe AG
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Sberbank recognised as one of the largest acquirers in the world

Nilson Report

Sberbank has taken 6th place in the rating of the world’s 150 largest acquirers, according to research company The Nilson Report. The rating is based on the number of transactions made in the acquiring network of an organisation, including transactions at retail points and online shops. Last year, more than 9 bln transactions were made in Sberbank’s acquiring network.

Such giants as payment provider Worldpay, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America are also included in the rating as world leaders. Sberbank has taken the highest position among Russian banks in the rating.

This is the first edition of The Nilson Report’s global acquirer rating. Previously, the company only released regional acquirer ratings. In 2016 and 2017, The Nilson Report recognised Sberbank as the largest acquirer in Europe.

Director of the Acquiring and Bank Cards Division of Sberbank Svetlana Kirsanova: 
“For us, being included at the top of the rating of the world’s largest acquirers is recognition of Sberbank’s leading role in forming a global cashless environment. In recent years, the turnover in our acquiring network has increased by 20% per year on average. Taking into account this year’s speed, we expect to see this indicator grow thanks to our 2018 results. The development of projects that we have implemented this year will contribute to it. We have launched Google Pay, provided large-scale coverage of China Union Pay, included the JCB international payment system, as well as provided maximum speed of connection to acquiring services for new clients due to optimisation and robotisation of processes.”

Sberbank’s POS terminal network consists of 1.7 mln devices as of 1 October 2018, they all have cashless payment technology. More than 50,000 online shops use the bank’s acquiring services.

For 46 years, The Nilson Report has researched bank cards and payments on a global scale. The company publishes a magazine with the same name, which is widely recognised by market players.

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