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 more than 50 countries, and also operates through its subsidiaries in Austria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and South Africa. The company also has branches in Belgium and the Netherlands and 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 RNI (Rete Nazionale Interbancaria – National Interbank Network), which connects all the financial institutions
  • automation of the interbank payments system
  • creation of the Bancomat Circuit.
Automation of financial markets

Technological innovation makes its entrance on financial marketplaces: SIA - also through its merger with CEDborsa - plays a leading role in the automation of markets managed by Borsa Italiana and in the start-up of the Italian wholesale markets: e-MID and MTS.

In 1992, SSB is founded from the spin-off of SIA’s Applications division. The new company focuses on creating a merchant- and acquirer-side offering, launching the first payment cards projects: Bancomat/Pagobancomat, FASTpay, MINIpay, e-Wallet and Microcircuito.

First steps in Europe

SIA’s technological excellence is recognized throughout Europe. The company becomes one of the leading players on the international market. Innovative services linked to the Euro and to Europe are developed:

  • compliance with international EMV circuits and standards
  • EBA STEP2 platform for retail payments in Euro
  • Monte Titoli post trading
  • surveillance services
  • issuing and acquiring processing solutions
  • RTGS
International capabilities
  • Network Service Provider for access to T2S
  • SIAnet Financial Ring for trading venues access
  • Collateral management for central banks and CSDs
  • outsourcing for Payment Institutions/EMIs
  • development of Jiffy service for P2P money transfer.
New services and international achievements
  • Instant Payments
  • Loyalty & couponing
  • Enabling of POS terminals to accept payments with Jiffy, Applepay, Samsungpay, Alipay and Wechat
  • Data center with "Active/Active" architecture
  • Extreme Contingency
  • SIAchain: private blockchain for financial institutions, corporates & public sector
  • Access to ESMIG
SIA Group offices and headquarters

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