Polish Payment Standard, operator of the BLIK mobile payment system, has signed a purchase agreement for 100 percent of shares of the Slovak company VIAMO – a provider of P2P payment services and payments to businesses. It will enter into force after obtaining the approval of the central bank of Slovakia – Národná banka Slovenska (NBS). For BLIK, the acquisition of the technological company from Bratislava is an important step in international development.
In the second quarter of 2022, BLIK users completed 292 million transactions worth PLN 38.7 billion. At that time, the number of payments in traditional payment terminals was growing the fastest - there were 55.3 million of them - which means an increase by as much as 182% year-on-year. The constantly increasing interest in BLIK contactless payments had a significant impact on the result obtained in this channel. Between April and June, users completed 15.4 million transactions of this type. In the analysed period, there was also a significant increase in the number of people who regularly use BLIK - at the end of the first half of the year, over 11.3 million customers were actively paying with it, i.e. 41% more than a year earlier.
Stripe, a financial infrastructure platform for businesses and BLIK, Polish mobile payment system, successively develop their cooperation. As a result, Stripe’s customers can now offer BLIK for online payments on their websites, without any additional integration efforts. To add this solution to their mix of payment methods, they only need to activate BLIK in their Payments Settings dashboard, without any further actions required. This simplicity and convenience in implementing the solution makes it now the most popular payment method in Poland on Stripe, with a high average daily conversion rates between 93% and 95%.