SIA - a subsidiary of CDP Equity - is European leader in the design, creation and management of technology infrastructures and services for Financial Institutions, Central Banks, Corporates and the Public Sector, in the areas of Card & Merchant Solutions, Digital Payment Solutions and Capital Market & Network Solutions. SIA Group provides its services in over 50 countries, and also operates through its subsidiaries and branches in Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and South Africa. The company also has representation offices in the UK and Poland.

A history of innovation    SIA group offices and headquarters   

Everyone will be able to use their own money anytime, anywhere, simply and securely.


Provide the best platforms to process all kinds of payments of institutions, people, corporates.


The RNI and the payments systems
  • Development of the National Interbank Network (RNI) that connects all Financial Institutions
  • Automation of the interbank payment system
  • Creation of the first Bancomat (ATM) circuit.
Automation of financial markets

Technological innovation hits the financial markets: SIA is a player in the automation of the Borsa Italiana markets and in launching Italian wholesale markets: MID and MTS.
The first projects involving payment cards are launched: Bancomat and PagoBancomat, FASTpay, e-Wallet and Microcircuito project to shift from magnetic stripe cards to microchip cards.

First steps in Europe

Technological excellence is acknowledged at European level. The company aims at being a competitor on the international market. Innovative services are developed in connection with the Euro and Europe:

  • services membership with international EMV circuits and standards
  • EBA STEP2 platform for retail payments in Euro
  • Monte Titoli post trading
  • surveillance
  • processing solutions for issuing and acquiring.
International expertise
  • Network Service Provider for access to T2S
  • SIAnet Financial Ring for access to Trading Venues
  • Collateral management for Central Banks and CSDs
  • 4CBNet
  • Outsourcing for IPs and ELMIs
  • Development of Jiffy service, for transfers of cash P2P.
New services and international success
  • Development with EBA Clearing of the pan-European Instant Payment infrastructure
  • Loyalty & Couponing
  • POSs enabled to accept payments with BANCOMAT Pay, Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Alipay and WeChat Pay
  • Execution of a new interbank payment system for the Central Bank of New Zealand
  • Development of a data center with “Active/Active” architecture
  • Extreme contingency
  • Creation of SIAchain, the first private blockchain/distributed ledger infrastructure with architecture geographically distributed at European level
  • Access to ESMIG
  • Target Instant Payments Settlement certification
  • EMV ticketing.
A look to the future
  • IoT / Machine learning
  • Big data
  • Robo-advisory
  • Advanced payment hub
  • e-commerce
  • Canada’s new Real-Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system development.
SIA Group offices and headquarters

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