Cardlink is active in the field of electronic payments and specifically in the acceptance and management of card transactions, both in traditional commerce and e-commerce. The company operates the largest network of POS terminals in Greece, serving with safety and speed businesses and consumers in carrying out their daily transactions. Cardlink’s team constantly researches the market needs and the opportunities offered by technology and innovates with products and services that continuously improve the trading experience. Cardlink apollo offers continuous card transactions monitoring in physical and online stores, wherever you are, free of charge. Cardlink has recently launched several new products such as Cardlink maitre, a cloud-based wireless ordering application for cafes, bars, and restaurants, and the new generation Android POS terminals. The extended range of products and services is complemented by the Cardlink pulse web application, which turns the POS data businesses have into useful insights by returning them as analytics that can contribute to their growth. Since September 2021, Cardlink is part of Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry and #4 player worldwide.
More than 16 years of experience in payment solutions
A significant year, as Cardlink becomes part of Worldline, leader in the payments and transactional services industry. We operate the largest card acceptance network in Greece with more than 290.000 POS and 19.000 e-Commerce businesses. We collaborate with all 5 systemic Banks and accept all types of cards. Joining Worldline has empowered our positioning in the Greek market by accessing Worldline’s solutions and services, enabling us to deliver greater value to our merchants, make a difference and accomplish our vision to contributing to the growth of businesses by continuously enhancing the experience of merchants and consumers.
During the period of 2016-2020, we made significant investments in both POS equipment and technology infrastructure to meet the demand and needs of the market.
During the implementation of this project, Cardlink demonstrated that it could do much more for the payment acceptance environment in Greece. Thus, in January 2015, Alpha Bank and Eurobank decided to sell Cardlink to Quest group and Edgepay Holdings.
Since Greece was far behind other European countries in adopting electronic transactions, the idea was the creation of a truly independent entity that could help banks and companies move faster towards convergence with other markets. The transfer of ownership of Cardlink in early 2015 marks the beginning of this period. From that point, the pace has accelerated.
The enforcement of Capital Controls in Greece in the summer of 2015, which reduced consumer access to cash combined with the legislative measures to provide incentives for using electronic transactions and the mandatory installation of POS for all business types and commercial shops in 2017, led to an explosive growth of demand for Cardlink’s services.
Cardlink was founded in 2004 by Alpha Bank and Eurobank. Cardlink’s goal was to create a common POS network that would assist in the development of electronic transactions in Greece. The network unification project started in 2011 and was completed by 2014 by installing more than 80.000 Cardlink POS.
Contribute to the growth of businesses by continuously enhancing the experience of merchants and consumers.
To be worthy of the admiration and trust of our employees and our customers.
Transparency, Simplicity, Human Experiences, Pushing the Limits
Our culture is based on agility – we urge our people to try new things. In this way, they train themselves and become better – each time in something bigger and more important. Learning is a highly personal process.
No one can force you to learn something new. You have to want it. In Cardlink we use all those tools and techniques that can help our people evolve. Induction plan, constant feedback between manager/peers or even between coworkers from different sections, training and e-learning, in-house-training, executive coaching and culture workshops are available to our people.
Innovation at Cardlink
Innovation is in the DNA of our people who, through constant research and dedication to the development of cutting-edge technologies, create innovative products and services for our customers, faithful to our goal to contribute to their growth and improve their daily lives.
Big or small, every idea we manage to turn into something functional, something that will benefit our customers, partners, employees, but also society or the environment, is our contribution to a better and more sustainable payment world.
The Cardlink Code
The Cardlink Code is an attempt to capture our Culture. It is the guide of all our employees and at the same time, a manifesto. It reflects not only who we are but also who we want to become. The Cardlink Code is given to every new colleague on the first day of their employment in our company. You may download the Cardlink Code in PDF format here.
Interested to work at Cardlink?
We are looking for talents that want to be in an ever-changing and evolving environment. We invest in talent that face change as a challenge, take initiatives, and are self motivated enough to create the new conditions for something that they strongly believe.
Our Social Activities
With a feeling of responsibility towards fellow human beings and the environment, our talents actively participate in actions organized by Cardlink to support social groups and the environment.
Furthermore, they frequently take the initiative and organize actions to support people in need and increase our ecological awareness in the office. Our actions are always taking place through recognized social institutions and organizations.