23.01.2015

From fingerprint scanning to wearables - the new paysafecard app launches!

Vienna, 22 January 2015 - paysafecard, the Vienna-based global market leader in prepaid online payment methods, and member of the international Skrill Group, introduces further new features with the latest update of the paysafecard app. Version 4.0 improves both user-friendliness and accessibility to its useful features.

Mobile payments with scan2pay for my paysafecard customers

The practical service from scan2pay provides users of the my paysafecard online payments account with the convenient option of completing payments by scanning a QR code. Payments are confirmed with either a personal security code or electronic fingerprint scanning - ensuring both quick and secure payment processing. With the latest version of the app, the mobile payments service scan2pay is now available in 25 countries.

Choice of log-in method

To make getting started with the paysafecard app a simple and personal experience for my paysafecard users, the latest version now also offers automatic log-ins in addition to the standard method of entering a username and password. Electronic fingerprint scanning is also available.

New app features for wearables

The paysafecard app is also introducing support for Android Wear-based wearables, offering users many practical new features: For example, the five closest paysafecard sales outlets can now be easily located in seconds. This is also supports voice commands. Once a customer has chosen one, the built-in navigation feature guides them directly to their destination. Push notifications for completed payments are also automatically sent directly to my paysafecard users' smartwatches.

"A mobile society requires mobile solutions. With the implementation of mobile payments service scan2pay in the paysafecard app, we are purposefully inhabiting the mobile payments sector and delivering an important trend development to the everyday lives of smartphone users. Just as our company grows, so does our service portfolio. For the path to becoming the global market leader is based not least upon the continual development of our products," explains Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard.

Further information on the paysafecard app is available from paysafecard at www.paysafecard.com/at/kaufen/appjetztdownloaden/

About paysafecard:

paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH (holding of all paysafecard companies), www.paysafecard.com, is based in Vienna with subsidiaries in London, Düsseldorf, Lucerne, New York, Mexico City and Buenos Aires, among other places. The company was founded in Austria and Germany in 2000 and is a 100% subsidiary of the Skrill Group. The company is now present in 39 countries at over 450,000 sales outlets worldwide with its core product paysafecard. paysafecard is a prepaid online payment solution which anyone can use. No bank account or credit card is necessary. The paysafecard 16-digit PIN is all that's needed to complete a payment transaction. paysafecard can be used at thousands of online shops. The company has become the European market leader in prepaid payment solutions with the brands paysafecard, my paysafecard, paysafecard Mastercard® and YUNA.

paysafecard has received numerous awards over the years. These include Paybefore Awards in the categories of "Best Digital Currency", "Best Virtual or Digital Program" and "Top Digital Dollars", as well as Paybefore Awards Europe in the categories of "Most Innovative Prepaid Solution" and "Consumer Champion". In 2014, The New Economy recognised paysafecard as one of the 40 most innovative companies in 2013.

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Media contact:

Robert Bauer, asoluto public + interactive relations | presse@paysafecard.com | +43 1 533 36 53-60