Air Berlin turns to Adyen payments tech to hit new Euro direct debit deadline

Air Berlin has chosen payment technology specialist Adyen to help it meet a deadline of August 1 to implement new Single Euro Payments Area Direct Debits (SEPA DD).

Germany’s second-largest airline will also use Adyen to process all card payments globally.

SEPA DD have replaced national euro direct debit schemes from February this year and merchants have a deadline of the beginning of next month to comply.

Adyen enables businesses to make pan-European SEPA DD collections on a one-off or recurring basis in 34 European countries.

Friedrich Floto, senior vice president finance administration at Air Berlin, said. “The online experience of making purchases is among the most essential interactions our customers have with our brand and it was crucial to get the SEPA integration right first time.”

Roelant Prins, chief commercial officer of Adyen, added: “The SEPA initiative highlights the need for merchants to partner with a payment partner that continues to innovate and develops its technology to stay ahead of market demands and keep pace with business needs.”

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