Le Monde chooses Stripe to improve local and international payments

Published since 1944, Le Monde is a daily newspaper based in France that has expanded over the years on digital platforms to reach international markets including the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, and other French-speaking countries such as Belgium and Luxembourg.

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Despite being a global brand, Le Monde’s readership consisted primarily of people who speak French. With a goal of expanding internationally with digital content in English, Le Monde needed to offer adapted payment methods to attract and retain new subscribers, particularly in regions like the US and Africa. Le Monde also needed an improved payments experience that could efficiently handle PSD2 regulations.


Le Monde partnered with Stripe to provide a frictionless payments experience to subscribers around the world, with local payment methods that are recognised and trusted. Stripe’s robust API translates to an intuitive, fast checkout experience and reduced failed transactions. Le Monde also leverages Stripe Sigma in the Dashboard for real-time reports and Stripe Radar to manage fraud and minimise risk.


Stripe enables Le Monde to streamline its technology solutions while driving subscriber acquisition. “Stripe helps us not only improve our payment management system in France but also scale our business to international markets,” says Louis Dreyfus, CEO of Le Monde. “Now we’ll be able to capture all the payments we were not able to before.” To receive maximum benefit of Stripe’s capabilities, Le Monde plans to migrate all of the company’s other brands to Stripe to handle payments.

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