A History of Growth
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FIS is a leader in technology and services that helps businesses and communities thrive by advancing commerce and the financial world.
For over 50 years, FIS has continued to drive growth for clients around the world by creating tomorrow’s technology, solutions and services to modernize today’s businesses and customer experiences. By connecting merchants, banks and capital markets, we use our scale, apply our deep expertise and data-driven insights, innovate with purpose to solve for our clients’ future, and deliver experiences that are more simple, seamless and secure to advance the way the world pays, banks and invests.
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, FIS employs more than 55,000 people across 50+ countries, dedicated to helping our clients be ahead of what’s next. FIS offers more than 450 solutions and processes over $75b of transactions around the planet. FIS is a Fortune 500® company and is a member of Standard & Poor’s 500® Index.
For a better understanding of how FIS evolved into a world-renowned financial services technology leader, one needs to look back at the company's history.
The company was founded in 1968 as Systematics™, which was later acquired by ALLTEL Information Services, and then bought by title insurance giant Fidelity National Financial® in 2003, who renamed it Fidelity Information Services (FIS). Over the course of the next few years, FIS acquired several other financial technology firms, including Certegy® in 2006, eFunds® in 2007 and Metavante® in 2009.
These acquisitions broadened its reach across the globe, earned FIS a place on the Fortune 500 listing, and positioned the company as the largest technology provider to the global financial industry.
In 2015, FIS acquired SunGard, whose complementary offerings brought FIS into new markets for financial technology services, including asset managers, traders, custodians, treasurers, third-party administrators and clearing agents.
In Q3 2019, FIS acquired Worldpay, a global leader in e-commerce and payments, greatly expanding FIS’ capabilities by enhancing its acquiring and payment offerings and significantly increasing Worldpay’s distribution footprint.
This combination of organic and external growth has positioned FIS among the world's leading technology providers to the capital markets, retail banking and merchant industries. We connect the value chain and use our scale to develop solutions that enable our clients to grow confidently. We help our clients seamlessly adapt to innovations. We share insights and data with one another. We shape better experiences for clients and their customers alike. And we do all of this because at FIS we’re out to lift economies and communities across the world by relentlessly advancing the interests of commerce and the financial world.