Wirecard adds major 'Pays' support to US prepaid card business
Wirecard has announced the launch of mobile wallet integration with Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay in the U.S., according to a press release.
The move gives Wirecard clients the ability to let cardholders in the U.S. to add incentive and payroll cards to those major mobile wallets. Earlier this year, Wirecard acquired Citi's prepaid card business.
Wirecard said it has successfully executed similar initiatives internationally with major customers like Orange and Singtel, mobile wallet providers in France and Singapore, respectively, and its own mobile payment product, called boon.
"The future of the mobile wallet is one in which a payment is seamlessly integrated into the customer's daily life," said Deirdre Ives, managing director at Wirecard North America, in the release. "Wirecard's integration with Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay provides a more holistic payment experience to a greater segment of the population and further moves the industry toward a future that is borderless, safe from intrusion, and inclusive to all."
Topics: Mobile/Digital Wallet