- Paysafe’s paysafecard now accepted in Google Play Stores in sixteen countries
- Additional countries now include Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium
- Ideal for paying online without providing sensitive personal data
- Distribution network of 650,000 point of sale outlets across 49 countries
London, UK: January 30, 2020 – Google has launched paysafecard, the eCash solution from leading specialised payments platform Paysafe, as a new payment option on the Google Play Store in six additional European countries: Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Portugal, the Netherlands and Belgium. This collaboration between the two companies now spans 16 European countries.
With paysafecard, consumers can use cash for easy and secure online shopping. Payment is made by purchasing 16-digit PINs, with the option of combining the credit balances via an online ‘my paysafecard’ account. Personal financial data such as bank account or credit card information is not required.
The partnership between Google and paysafecard originally launched in Poland, followed by Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Cyprus, and it was later extended to Germany, the UK, France, Spain and Greece.
This extension means that millions of new customers who don’t have a bank account or credit card, or who don’t want to share their financial data online, can now make purchases in Google Play Stores and participate in the digital marketplace. Across the EU for instance, 68% of transactions are still paid for using cash.
Commenting on the latest extension of the two companies’ collaboration, Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard, said: "With paysafecard, people can shop online quickly, conveniently and securely, even if they don't have a bank account or simply don't want to enter their data online. Collaborations with brands such as Google are an integral part of our growth story and enable paysafecard to support the needs of millions of customers around the world.”
paysafecard can be purchased via a network of more than 650,000 sales outlets worldwide, including 12,000 outlets in Austria, 10,000 in Switzerland, 53,000 in Italy, 8,000 in Portugal, 13,000 in the Netherlands and 5,000 in Belgium. These include leading petrol station chains, supermarkets, lottery ticket offices and kiosks.
paysafecard, market leader in online prepaid payment solutions, was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Vienna. paysafecard is part of the international Paysafe Group, which provides a broad portfolio of innovative payment solutions and services. paysafecard offers prepaid and online cash solutions under the brands paysafecard, my paysafecard, paysafecard Mastercard® and Paysafecash. Available in over 650,000 sales outlets in almost 50 countries, paysafecard enables simple and secure online transactions with cash. By using a 16-digit paysafecard PIN, customers do not need an account or credit card to pay on the Internet, protecting their confidential financial information. In 2018, paysafecard developed Paysafecash, with which customers can shop online first and then pay securely for their purchases with cash offline at the next payment point. Paysafecash is already available in almost 30 countries. In 2018, paysafecard reached a transaction volume of more than 3 billion euros. www.paysafecard.com
About Paysafe Group
Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading specialised payments platform. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing and online cash solutions.
With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of over US $85 billion, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world.
Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments.
Visit us at www.paysafe.com.
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