ACI Worldwide Statement on Brexit
ACI is a global payments software company. We take pride in serving customers in more than 80 countries, powering payments for leading banks, intermediaries, merchants and corporates around the world. We respect the local language, culture and laws wherever we do business. We manage and comply with a wide range of security and cross-border data transfer regulations as a routine part of our day-to-day business.
Since the United Kingdom (U.K.) referendum was announced in June 2016, ACI has been working to assess potential impacts of Brexit on our business, employees and customers. Our Business Operations groups, together with our Legal, Risk and Customer Success organizations are actively engaged in this effort and are preparing to address a range of potential outcomes. We, like the rest of the world, eagerly await announcements from the U.K. government on Brexit developments and timelines.
We appreciate Brexit is top of mind for many of our customers. While we believe it premature to announce formal plans or reply to detailed Brexit questionnaires until the U.K. has finalized its exit plan, we want to provide the following update about ACI’s European and U.K. presence:
- ACI’s international headquarters is in Limerick, Ireland, where we have operated since 2006.
- In 2016, in response to European demand for cloud-based solutions, ACI expanded its Limerick facility with a new ACI-owned and operated state-of-the-art data center. This facility serves as ACI’s premier European data center and is designed to meet the most stringent security and compliance standards. As this facility is located outside of the U.K., we anticipate minimal Brexit impact.
- ACI currently runs its Limerick back-up data center from a London co-located facility. We have developed contingency plans in the event new data privacy or security regulations require a change in location.
- ACI has 52 offices around the world supporting day-to-day operational functions for our global business. Our U.K., Ireland and European customers will continue to be supported through our global organization.
ACI is committed to providing further updates once more definitive Brexit information is available.