To date, SOFORT Banking is available in 13 countries. Besides in Germany, the system is available in Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Switzerland, France, United Kingdom, Hungary and Czech Republic. SOFORT is one of the safest online payment systems on the Internet, because, with SOFORT, customers make payments using their familiar online banking details. In this way, security and privacy are of highest priority. In 2014 Sofort was acquired by Klarna and Klarna group was established. The name “Sofort Überweisung” changed to “Sofort” with local translations for each country respectively (e.g. "Pay now" in English).