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Poland’s Braintri Merges with iCompass

A pair of Polish fintechs – Braintri and iCompass – have announced a merger plan that will enable both firms to grow their businesses and expand internationally. Braintri COO Wojciech Zatorski highlighted the opportunity for growth, and pointed specifically to the potential in markets in the EU, the Middle East, Asia, and the U.S. “The partnership is a step forward in Braintri’s strategy to enter global markets,” he said.

Both companies will operate under their existing brands until the merger is completed, after which there will be a rebranding.

Providing mobile banking apps for some of the largest banks in Poland, Braintri has partnered with FTSE large cap banking giant PKO BP, as well as fellow Finovate alum, mBank. The company also worked to help establish Poland’s non-card payment standard, BLIK, currently used by 94% of the country’s population. Braintri is also the developer of Jiffee, a token-based, Bluetooth-powered, mobile payment technology the company demonstrated at FinovateEurope earlier this year.

In a press release, Braintri said it will focus on three main product lines post-merger: mobile applications, big data solutions, and payments. The company also pledged to “further develop its insurtech competence.”

Braintri’s partner, iCompass, is a software provider for major European banks and global payment companies like Mastercard Payment Transaction Services. The firm is a technology provider for Poland’s first mPOS platform, and developed the universal payment gateway, Octopus Payment Hub.

Founded in 2013, Braintri demonstrated its Jiffee payments solution at FinovateFall 2017, winning Best of Show. Headquartered in Warsaw, Poland, the company was awarded the Polish Innovation Award 2018 for both Jiffee and its core banking systems offloading engine, Biffee.