SIX Supports the First International Cruise Line to Adopt Alipay Payment Service

Posted on 25 Jan 2018

SIX Supports the First International Cruise Line to Adopt Alipay Payment Service

SIX Payment Services (SIX) has been appointed as the commercial Acquirer and Acquiring processing partner in the new strategic partnership between Alipay and MSC Cruises.

As one of Europe’s largest card Acquirers and transaction processors, SIX is supporting the acceptance of payments with Alipay, China’s leading mobile payment platform, on all ships. Through the cooperation with SIX, Chinese tourists sailing with MSC Cruises can conveniently pay for on-board products and services using their favourite domestic payment means, Alipay.

For more information, please contact:

Susanne Stöger

Head PR & Internal Communications

SIX Payment Services

+43 1 71701 6524

Jürg Schneider

Media Relations SIX

T: +41 58 399 2129 

SIX Payment Services 

SIX Payment Services offers financial institutions and merchants secure, innovative services along the entire value chain of cashless payments. Our tailor-made solutions include settlement of domestic and international payments by credit, debit and prepaid card. One of Europe’s largest card transaction processors and market leader in Switzerland, Austria and Luxembourg, SIX Payment Services ensures that card-based payments in Switzerland and abroad are both accepted and processed. With around 1,100 employees and 10 locations worldwide, SIX Payment Services supports clients in 33 different countries.


SIX operates the infrastructure underpinning the Swiss financial sector and offers a comprehensive range of services around the world in the fields of securities trading and settlement, financial information and payment transactions. The company is owned by its users (approximately 130 banks of various orientation and size). Its workforce of over 4,000 employees and presence in 25 countries throughout the world generated operating income of CHF 1.8 billion and a Group net profit of CHF 221.1 million in 2016.