Sequent and TIS Partner to Provide Tokenized Payment Solutions
Strategic Alliance Accelerates Secure Mobile Payment Applications and Solutions For the Banking, Payment Processing and IOT Sectors
Santa Clara, California and Tokyo, Japan – October 18, 2017: Sequent, one of the world’s leading providers of tokenization services, and TIS, part of TIS INTEC Group based in Japan and a leading payments solution provider, have entered into a strategic partnership to provide next generation secure mobile payment solutions to businesses and consumers in the Japan, ASEAN, and China markets. The two companies announced a strategic investment by TIS in Sequent as part of the Sequent Series C investment round in June, 2017.
Sequent and TIS are deploying a mobile card tokenization service leveraging Sequent Platform™ which will enable TIS to service its customers with a range of highly secure mobile payment and access applications and solutions. These solutions and applications will change the way bank cardholders will make purchases and access services from their smartphones and other connected devices. The partnership combines Sequent expertise in next generation tokenization technology with the long standing payment operations expertise and depth of resources of TIS.
“Asian markets have led the world in mobile services consumption and are poised to accelerate the adoption of NFC and in-app purchase transactions,” said Fred Thiel, Sequent Chairman of the board. “We are pleased and honored to have the opportunity to partner with TIS to bring new mobile experiences to markets where TIS has a wealth of experience.”
“We are hoping to combine the advanced technology of Sequent with the strengths of our retail payment solutions and services. We intend to create advancing synergies for our customers in Japan but also in ASEAN and China regions,” comments Isao Otokita, Division Manager of Solution of Payments Division of TIS.
In addition to being a leading payments solution provider, TIS of TIS INTEC Group provides a number of IT solution services, including Data Center and Cloud solutions. Simultaneously, we are also arranging a global support system focused in the China and ASEAN regions, contributing to the development of our valued customers as a business partner of more than 3,000 companies in various industries such as finance, manufacturing, distribution in service, public, communication. For more details, please refer to http://www.tis.co.jp/
Sequent brings cards to mobile and makes them useful for consumers. Sequent Platform enables banks, transit agencies, access control providers to securely tokenize and digitally distribute their credit, debit, transit, loyalty, or ID cards, to their own application and many other mobile wallet providers. Sequent APIs empower app developers to add tokenized card data to their apps on mobile, wearables, and other connected devices enabling consumers to make payments, redeem offers, open doors, and ride transit systems. For more information, visit www.sequent.com, and follow us on Twitter @sequentsw.