Case studies Travel

B4B International Payments Support Travel Industries

The project, in simple terms

B4B Payments’ position as a leading multi-faceted payments system provider has enabled it to help several travel companies improve their payment systems. These systems have, in turn, had significant positive impacts on the respective business metrics. 

Seamless International Payments

AVEA LA POSTE is a French association offering summer camps for children and teenagers aged 4-17 in France and abroad during all school holidays. 

By adopting B4B’s international payments service, AVEA LA POSTE can 

  • reserve hotels and accommodations faster
  • book activities and other services for the camp stay abroad more efficiently

These are critical benefits for parents/guardians, such as being able to arrange the trip with minimal fuss, as they have other things to worry about. A complex purchasing process can also be a barrier to conversion, leading to a loss of market share and a drop in success metrics. 

Enhancing Efficiency and Cost Savings

B4B integrated a payment service into Avea La Poste’s systems. As a result, AVEA LA POSTE can now send international transfers in a fraction of the time it used to when using their traditional French bank. 

Now, AVEA LA POSTE can avoid the following issues when using their traditional bank, including:

  • The FX rate is the day’s rate, but when the payment is made and accepted, not when they make the request.
  • Also, the minimum is ten days, even longer sometimes, to make the payments.
  • If it’s not accepted, the transfer is sent back to AVEA, and they must restart the process. 
  • Pay commissions on top of the fees.

AVEA LA POSTE has been with B4B since 2018, benefiting from various international payment options, including faster payments, CHAPS, SEPA, SWIFT, and US ACH with 25 currencies. Notably, Faster Payments offer instant transactions, and SWIFT payments are cheaper and take a maximum of 4-5 days. 

‘We can now send our international transfers more easily, quickly and economically than with our French bank,’ says the AVEA LA POSTE accounting team.

Account Director Tim Robson and B4B French account manager Anais Paingris visited AVEA LA POSTE  in Paris last summer to discuss how we have been supporting them.

Stay up to date with the latest B4B and Fintech news

Please complete this form to create an account, receive email updates and much more.
  Please correct the marked field(s) below.
First Name  *
Last Name *
Company Name *
Email *
*Required Fields
Note: It is our responsibility to protect your privacy and we utilize standard industry measures to keep your data secure.

© 2006 – 2024 Payment Card Solutions (UK) Limited trading as B4B Payments is a financial technology company authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority to conduct electronic money service activities under the Electronic Money Regulations 2011 (Ref: 930619). UAB B4B Payments Europe is authorised by the Bank of Lithuania as an Electronic Money Institution (Licence No: 76) under the Law on Electronic Money and Electronic Money Institutions 2011.

In Europe, Cards are issued by B4B Payments pursuant to license by Mastercard International Inc. Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

In the USA, the B4B Payments Visa® prepaid card is issued by Metropolitan Commercial Bank Member FDIC, pursuant to a license from Visa U.S.A. Inc. 40 Washington Street Suite 150 Wellesley, MA. 02481.

All communications should be sent to: Europe – PO Box 76256, London, SW1P 9NU. USA – B4B Payments, 40 Washington Street Suite 150 Wellesley, MA. 02481.

B4B wants to ensure our customers know that their security is of the utmost importance. As such, we will never ask you to tell us your passwords, card PINs or One-Time Passcodes (OTPs).

At B4B Payments, we have taken all necessary steps to secure customer data and protect their privacy. Our systems have been designed with numerous layers of encryption and stringent firewalls. We use a combination of biometrics, two-factor authentication and other methods when customers access our services online or via our app.