No more cash, just debit cards, credit cards and apps: Milan base is the first space open to the public in Italy to abandon cash, thanks to a partnership with Nexi. The cultural hub of via Bergognone, in the Tortona area of Milan, born in an area owned by the Municipality of Milan, thus confirms itself at the forefront of digitization in the country. At the presentation of the initiative, today at the Base, there was also the mayor of Milan Beppe Sala, who underlined how “to encourage innovation sometimes you have to make attempts and this comes at the right time: we have seen many efforts for change in our city, with today we see an even more decisive step ”.
With this agreement, all services and products that can be purchased at Base Milano, such as tickets for events, overnight stays at the Base home and drinks at the bistro, can be paid for digitally only. Nexi provided the necessary technological infrastructure and devices. “Since its inception, Base opera known as Matteo Bartolomeo, President of Base Milano – for this reason we are particularly happy that Nexi has given us the opportunity to carry out this ‘cashless’ transformation together, which we believe has positive implications such as transparency, legality, simplicity and efficiency “.
“Digital payments represent an extraordinary opportunity to digitize the country and we, as European PayTech, want to take advantage of the opportunities that go in this direction, also taking inspiration from the more advanced Nordic countries in which, for a few days, we have been present thanks to operation carried out with Nets – declared by Paolo Bertoluzzo, CEO of Nexi Group – The agreement with Base allows us to support the creative pole in the transformation path of its business. Like Nexi, together with our partner banks, we want to accompany merchants in the construction of new models of relationship with customers and increasingly pushed integration between physical and digital through digital payments, with benefits in terms of speed, security, comfort ” .