Dec 15, 2020
ANZ commences joint venture with Worldline
ANZ today announced the commencement of ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions, a joint venture with leading European payments provider Worldline.
The new joint venture will provide ANZ Australia’s small business, commercial and institutional customers in Australia with access to market-leading point-of-sale and online payment technology.
Under the newly formed merchant acquiring group, originally announced in December 2020, ANZ and Worldline hold 49% and 51% interest respectively.
The sale of ANZ’s Merchant Acquiring Business (MAB) to the joint venture provides ANZ with ~8bps of Level 2 Group CET1 capital.
 A summary of the MAB transaction and contribution to ANZ financial performance was provided in ANZ’s news release of 15 December 2020. The final gain on sale is expected to be ~$320m and remains subject to closing adjustments. The profit and loss impact of the sale will be included in ANZ’s Cash Profit in first half 2022 and highlighted as a Large / Notable item.