Elavon to partner with Zapp for mobile payments

Payment firm Elavon has become the latest company to announce a partnership with Zapp to offer mobile payments.

Payment firm Elavon has become the latest company to announce a partnership with Zapp to offer mobile payments.

Elavon joins payment companies WorldPay, Realex, Optimal Payments and SagePay, all of which have already announced partnerships with Zapp.

Andrew Rush, head of international product at Elavon, said: "Elavon is focused on payments innovation and continually extending the range of new services available to our customers.

"Offering a range of payment options at the checkout is crucial for retailers today; Zapp represents the leading UK mobile payment facility with the broadest financial services industry support."

British banks HSBC, first direct, Nationwide, Metro Bank and Santander are also partnering with the mobile payment start-up.

Peter Keenan, CEO of Zapp, said: "Momentum is increasing as Zapp moves towards market launch.

"This announcement means that thousands more merchants and millions of checkouts can use Zapp’s best in class check out experience.

"I’m delighted to welcome Elavon into our growing ecosystem of partners. Zapp is an open and inclusive platform and it is hugely encouraging to see the industry coming together for the good of consumers."

According to Elavon’s figures, the payment provider processes 3bn transactions worth $300bn annually and has 1.3 m customers worldwide.

Zapp is due to begin rolling out to consumers from Autumn 2014.

 

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