Wirecard introduces boon mobile payment app in UK
German payments firm Wirecard has introduced its boon mobile payment solution in the UK with Apple Pay support
The solution allows consumers to make mobile payments at any NFC-enabled point-of-sale terminal accepting MasterCard Contactless. It is supported on NFC-enabled Android smartphones with OS 4.4 or above.
The solution is based upon a Wirecard Card Solutions-issued digital prepaid MasterCard, and can be topped up through a credit card or bank transfer.
The plan is to eventually introduce loyalty offers and financial services to the product, including microcredits and peer-to-peer (P2P) payments.
Wirecard CEO Markus Braun said: “With boon, Apple Pay can now be part of everyone’s life in the UK without being a customer of a specific bank.
“Our aim is to take retail payments to the next level – through enhanced user-friendly payment experiences, leveraged by innovative, safe technology. boon is state-of-the art thanks to its usability and maximum security standards.”
The solution has already been rolled out in Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Ireland.