Huntington National Bank expands digital payments through acquisition of fintech Torana

Huntington National Bank, a subsidiary of Huntington Bancshares, Incorporated (Nasdaq: HBAN) announced today it has acquired Digital Payments Torana, Inc. (Torana), a business-to-consumer payments fintech based in San Francisco. Torana’s digital payments solution, which will launch as Huntington ChoicePay, will further enhance Huntington’s digital capabilities and advance Huntington’s enterprise payments strategy.

Torana’s payment solution is a software as a service (SaaS) model built in the cloud and will enable Huntington and its clients to distribute digital payments to a variety of end-users.

“Torana’s acquisition aligns with our enterprise payments strategy of servicing clients across businesses of all sizes and enables us to maintain a leadership position within our commercial banking segment and further develop additional scale in verticals such as healthcare, public sector, insurance and Huntington’s National Settlements business,” Scott Kleinman, Huntington Commercial Banking co-president. “Huntington ChoicePay technology enhances our commitment to delivering differentiated, automated experiences through best-in-class digital tools, and it aligns extremely well with our digital innovation roadmap.

“This payment solution will increase engagement with our business and commercial clients because of its ability to rapidly distribute payments to end consumers who are increasingly seeking a faster and broader range of payment options – all critical drivers of customer satisfaction,” Kleinman said.

The terms of the transaction weren’t disclosed.

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