Leading Chilean Card Processor Nexus Roll Out WAY4 for Prepaid Cards

Nexus, Chile’s largest credit card processor diversifies into prepaid cards and for greater credit market share. Being a leader Nexus already has 10 million credit cards portfolio and processes more than 65% of credit cards brand transactions in Chile. WAY4 is the innovative e-processing framework from OpenWay, a recognized leader in software for bankcard issuing and acquiring, payment switching, digital banking services and omni-channel payments.

May 26, 2016 - Santiago, Chile

Nexus, Chile’s leading credit card processor, is now live with prepaid processing on the WAY4 platform from OpenWay. Nexus implemented its brand-new processing platform and the associated business processes, following the strategic decision to expand its service offering last year.

Nexus already has almost 10 million credit cards portfolio and processes more than 65% of credit cards transactions in Chile, including Visa, MasterCard and Amex-branded cards. There are more than 18 customers including banks, local and international financial institutions, and private-label retail schemes. The decision to diversify into prepaid card authorization and processing business, has a significant potential to increase the dynamics of the Chilean card market.

“We have chosen WAY4, convinced that we are going to deliver the most complete and functional solution to the market – both efficient and flexible – which is going to be the base of our new value added offer. Obviously we do have high expectation on the impact that this new offering will have a strong repositioning of our services”, Gabriel Cifuentes, Nexus CEO said in a statement.

Nexus is planning a phased migration of their entire credit card processing to WAY4, beginning with the first wave of pilot banks in the second quarter 2017.

“The WAY4 platform is easy and cost-effective to customize for new products, which was a real plus-point for use in selecting the solution. Since implementation, we’ve also undergone a ‘mindset re-set’ within our organization. Instead of having to fit our requirements on to a 16-year-old legacy system, we can now innovate and develop products in a new way, knowing that our underlying systems architecture makes so much more possible. We have ambitious plans for the future, in order to offer top quality services to our customers together with the best time to market”, continued Gabriel Cifuentes.

“Nexus is a market-leader in Chile and has proved this once again by recognizing the opportunity of prepaid card servicing and processing. It is OpenWay’s first client in Chile and we are looking forward to building out their credit processing platform and a long-term future together,” said Dmitry Yatskaer, OpenWay.