We are EMS


We are dedicated professionals

Committed to providing our customers the best service in the payments industry. Backed by over 25 years of experience, we have created a comprehensive portfolio of payment solutions - establishing ourselves as the convenient ‘one stop shop’ for corporate and SME customers. 

EMS by the numbers

€4.5 billion processed per year

40 million transactions per year

40,000 clients in 25 markets

40 countries licensed to operate in

25 years’ experience

13 payment schemes

Our company

EMS began life as a specialized department within International Card Services (ICS). In 2005, ICS partnered with First Data to establish EMS as an independent company based in Amsterdam. In 2015, we became a joint venture between First Data (51%) and ABN AMRO Bank (49%).

Our shareholder First Data

First Data provides the OmniPay platform, a global leader in transaction processing, serving more than 6 million merchant locations, 2,000 card issuers and 78 billion transactions a year - all with virtually zero downtime. First Data helps clients improve their service, generate efficiencies, drive down costs, promote convenience, and expand consumer choice.

Our shareholder ABN AMRO

ABN AMRO serves corporate, retail and private banking clients in 23 countries with in-depth financial expertise and extensive knowledge of numerous industry sectors. Based in Amsterdam, ABN AMRO targets a moderate risk profile with a clear risk governance structure, strong risk culture, and a solid capital and liquidity position.

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