Mastercard And Fabrick sign strategic partnership to speed up Embedded Finance

May 31, 2023 | Milan, Italy

Companies will support the digitalization of businesses across Europe.

Today, Mastercard and Open Finance sector pioneer Fabrick announced an expanded new partnership to develop Embedded Finance solutions that will improve the digitalization of businesses, financial institutions and fintechs across Europe.  

Today’s announcement builds on the ongoing relationship between the two companies who have been working together since 2019 to promote innovation on the development of digital financial services for the commercial ecosystem.

Embedded Finance enables companies from any sector to integrate financial services directly into their products via API implementation, giving every business the opportunity to provide payment, banking and insurance services without the need to build a proprietary financial infrastructure themselves.

Fabrick's Open Finance platform enables embedded payments solutions worldwide. This innovative service empowers companies and banks to enhance their relationship with customers by providing a comprehensive and value-added offering in digital payments and embedded finance.

As part of the agreement, Mastercard has made a minority investment in Fabrick. To date, over 400 counterparties are connected to the Fabrick platform, generating over 330 million API calls per month.

Paolo Zaccardi, CEO and Co-founder of Fabrick: “Being able to count on the collaboration of a partner of the caliber of Mastercard with a new level of commitment will allow us to strengthen our international presence and open a new phase of growth and evolution. We have already made payments a core asset of our platform, but today with even greater intensity we will be able to define a new and even more complete offer, deriving from the coming together of our respective strengths, to grow faster thanks to new resources and know-how, with the aim of establishing ourselves in other European countries as a benchmark in Open and Embedded Finance, which is already registering an extraordinary response from corporates, but which we are certain is only the tip of the iceberg of the infinite possibilities it enables.”

Michele Centemero, Country Manager Italy Mastercard: “We are glad to reinforce our collaboration with Fabrick, and value their great vision and model to face, govern and design the evolution of Embedded Finance, which we think will be a big driver for development of digitization in the next years. Our work with Fabrick and the digital financial services we will develop together will support our collective goal to offer digital payment solutions to businesses and to deliver a seamless experience for their customers in a time of need.”

Media Contacts

Giuliana Abbate, Mastercard

About Fabrick

Fabrick is a European pioneer in ‘Open Finance’. Headquartered in Milan and with offices in London, Madrid, and Zurich, it operates internationally to enable innovative services in ‘Open Finance’ by supporting the collaboration of fintech, businesses, and financial institutions.

Fabrick’s mission is to build a sustainable financial ecosystem of the future, leveraging its expertise, technological platform, and ecosystem of relationships to develop new business models in finance that foster growth and opportunities for all participants while delivering the concrete advantages of innovation to the end customer, be it a consumer or business.

Fabrick’s technological platform and ecosystem of relationships facilitates the development of new business models in finance, fostering growth and opportunities for all participants and delivering the concrete advantages of innovation to the end customer, either consumer or business.

Fabrick has embedded platform services into many solutions to address different use cases, from open banking to Open Payments and beyond. Fabrick, together with its subsidiary Axerve, provides payment orchestration services, as a payment facilitator and global payment gateway aggregator, and Open Banking services through its license as Account Information Service Provider (AISP) and Payment Information Service Provider (PISP) passported to 11 countries in Europe.

Fabrick presents a new way of doing finance: open, modular, and data-driven and takes this approach to all aspects of the financial ecosystem. For financial institutions, Fabrick represents an ecosystem of innovative services. For fintech companies, the network effect created by Fabrick is the opportunity to leverage an open platform infrastructure of partners and services. For corporates, Fabrick is where to find tailor-made solutions to innovate customer journeys.

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.  

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