Japan – Hitachi Payment Services to Acquire Writer Corporation’s Cash Management Business

Hitachi Payment Services (Hitachi Payments), India’s leading integrated payment solutions provider, has entered into an agreement to acquire the Cash Management Business of Writer Corporation, a multi-business enterprise.

In the Cash Management industry, Writer Safeguard – the Cash Management Business of Writer Corporation, has been providing comprehensive cash services including ATM cash replenishment and retail cash pick-up services to corporate clients in India since 2001. Writer Safeguard has a network of close to 40,000 touchpoints including ATMs and Retail spanning 25 states across 1,500 locations serviced by a workforce of over 10,000 people.

The acquisition will transform Hitachi Payments’ market standing by integrating the cash management business into its overall service offerings, positioning it as a one-stop payments and commerce solutions provider. It will enable Hitachi Payments to provide comprehensive ATM services to financial institutions, while on the merchant side it would complement Hitachi Payments’ digital offerings. By offering a unified and single platform for all merchant related payment and commerce needs, the acquisition will further strengthen Hitachi Payments’ value proposition to merchants and serve as a catalyst in accelerating digital adoption.

Tatsuro Ueda, Vice President and Executive Officer, CEO of Financial Institutions Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd. said, “As the movement of digitalization accelerates globally, Hitachi is committed to provide future-ready solutions that effectively meet the varied needs of our customers especially in India, where digitalization is progressing rapidly in rural areas. This acquisition will enable us to expand our service offerings and further strengthen our position in the Indian market. Specifically for the merchant ecosystem, we will be able to provide a distinctive value proposition and further drive digital acceptance by becoming a one-stop solution provider, catering to the diverse needs of merchants.”

Sumil Vikamsey, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer – Cash Business, Hitachi Payment Services, said, “The acquisition of the Cash Management Business of Writer Corporation will complement Hitachi Payments’ vision of becoming a leading payments and commerce solutions provider, offering holistic, reliable and cost-effective solutions across the payments value chain. In line with our overall strategy, the deal creates opportunities for us to broaden our service offerings and provides us a unique position to drive growth and innovation in the Indian payments landscape.”

Dayle de Souza, Managing Director, Writer Business Services, said, “Over the last two decades, Writer Corporation has created a rich legacy in the Cash Management Business through pioneering technologies, operational efficiencies and superior risk management practices. As one of the founding members of the Cash Logistics Association, the company has played a pivotal role in bringing global standards to the Cash Management industry in India. We are confident that the transfer to Hitachi Payments will bring new possibilities for this business. We will continue to retain and grow the ATM Managed Services business as a part of the overall service portfolio to our corporate clients.”

Hitachi Payments is a pioneer in the payment industry in India, offering a comprehensive range of payment solutions including ATM Services, Cash Recycling Machines, White Label ATMs, POS Solutions, Toll & Transit Solutions, Payment Gateway Solutions and innovative offerings such as SoftPOS, POS Value Added Services and next-gen mobile based merchant platform enabling end-to-end services. The company is committed to delivering exceptional customer experiences and driving financial inclusion across India.

Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.

About Hitachi Payment Services Pvt. Ltd.

A 100% subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Payments is an integrated payment solutions provider empowering financial institutions, payment aggregators and fintechs with a comprehensive array of end-to-end payment solutions focused on security, reliability and innovation. A pioneer in the Indian payments space, it has over 66,000 ATMs (including 27,500 Cash Recycling Machines) and 9,300 White Label ATMs under management.
For more information on Hitachi Payments, please visit the company’s website at

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” – supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” – contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” – connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totalled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide.

For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at www.hitachi.com

About Writer Group

Writer Corporation is a multi-business enterprise operating in Global Relocations, Information Management, ATM & Cash Management, Hospitality, Lifestyle and Premium Real Estate. It was founded in the year 1953. It has its presence in India, Middle-East, UK, Africa and Singapore. Headquartered in Mumbai, the Writer Group employs 15,000+ people globally, operating with a single goal to consistently meet and exceed our customers’ expectations through premium quality services. Imagination and innovation have been the hallmark of Writer, which has helped align its service capabilities with the evolving needs of corporates and individuals across the world. The organization has established a reputation of superior quality within Relocations, Information Management, Cash Management, Lifestyle and Premium Real Estate.

For more information on Writer Corporation, please visit the company website at www.writercorporation.com

XanPay Payment Gateway Accelerates AsiaVape’s Local Payments Strategy into Asian Markets

HONG KONG, Apr 12, 2022 – (ACN Newswire) – XanPay is proud to announce AsiaVape has partnered with them to enable Alternative Payment Methods (APMs) for its consumers across Asia; simplifying cross-border payment acceptance, enabling them to access nearly a billion consumers who use these APMs.

In Southeast Asia, where most of AsiaVape’s customer’s reside, alternative payment methods are 3x more popular than card payments. All of these come down to several factors, including but not limited to:

  • Southeast Asia’s significant unbanked population
  • The high adoption rates of e-wallets
  • A preference for e-wallet payments and bank transfers
  • Lack of access to credit cards

AsiaVape was able to quickly integrate XanPay by using a simple WooCommerce plugin, thus enabling AsiaVape’s customers to use their favorite local and alternative payment methods with no fuss.

Discovering New Frontiers

AsiaVape first began as a passion project for its founder, Karl Hofman, who was frustrated by the lack of quality vaporizers available in the market.

While AsiaVape has faced issues with constant regulation changes and murky government policies, the business has remained strong over the past decade.

Besides unique products, AsiaVape prides itself on providing its patrons with excellent customer service. They made sure to cater to all local payment methods as a critical part of their payment strategy.

“We have been in this industry for 10 years and there is no other APM payment gateway that is as reliable and powerful as XanPay. – Karl Hofman, CEO of AsiaVape”

Highlights of AsiaVape’s XanPay Integration

AsiaVape now has deeper penetration into their focus markets simply by integrating with XanPay fuss-free.

Key Highlights

  • 318% increase in payments made to AsiaVape via local APMs
  • 400% increase in revenue and orders from India – turning the country into their biggest market to date
  • Opened up new payment channels for customers in India with XanPay processing 80% of all transactions
  • Revenue and orders from Malaysia rose by 175% and 347%, respectively
  • 35% increase in revenue from Thailand along with a 31% rise in orders
  • Eliminated payment transparency issues

Read the complete AsiaVape’s local payments strategy here.

For more information about XanPay’s range of services, check out our website here.

About XanPay

XanPay is a powerful APM payment gateway designed for all types of businesses. From SMBs, high-risk merchants to organizations, we make cross-border payments faster and cheaper. Our modernized payment solution gives you instant access to 100+ popular alternative payment methods, across 15 Asian markets, with six times the local penetration rate compared to legacy financial systems.

Join the journey to providing greater financial access to the 1 billion users in the unbanked and underserved regions that they serve.

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