Circle K

Circle K, the international fuel and mobility retail chain, has selected The ai Corporation’s payments platform, aiEazyFuel, to power its B2B mobile payments app, Circle K PRO.

The partnership builds on Circle K’s transformation of its B2B payments offering and enables business customers to pay directly for their fuel and other products via the Circle K PRO app. Using Woking, Surrey-based ai’s technology, Circle K is able authorise, and process transactions initiated from the driver’s mobile device, offering a fast and secure payments experience.

Ai’s payments platform will offer Circle K a range of issuing, acceptance, processing, and billing functions, giving Circle K the agility, scalability, and configurability to further optimize and innovate its B2B payments applications. AiEazyFuel is at the core of supporting Circle K’s long-term strategic objective of delivering world leading customer experience on its forecourts and stores. After a successful pilot, the new mobile application Circle K PRO is now available to business customers in Circle K’s core markets in the Scandinavian and the Baltic regions.

“Having a world class B2B payment platform is a strategic decision for us as we continue to have the highest ambitions for the business customer segment”, says Reno Peter Øhlenschlæger, VP B2B Mobility and Sales at Circle K.

Håkon Zia Skånhaug, Circle K’s head of European Payment Services, said: “We look forward to continuing our work with ai and to see the payments platform being fully implemented, bringing us to the forefront of B2B payment services. This is an important enabler for Circle K to become the preferred Mobility Partner for business customers.”

Piers Horak, chief commercial officer of ai, said: “Modernising the fuel retailer sector is a priority for ai and our partners. We are laser-focused on delivering a digitalised payments experience that enables our partners to manage and authorise fuel card payments simply, efficiently, and securely. We are delighted to support Circle K’s long term strategic objectives and look forward to elevating the fuel retail experience for their customers all over the world.”