12.01.2015

paysafecard teams up with Spotify

Vienna/London, 15th January 2015 - paysafecard, a global leader in prepaid payments and a member of the international Skrill Group, has teamed up with Spotify. Users of the music streaming service who upgrade to a premium account can now pay for their packages with paysafecard. paysafecard is the first prepaid payment provider who is offering this service to Spotify users.

Spotify, the global market leader for on demand music streaming, has chosen paysafecard to enhance its customer service by accepting paysafecard as the preferred cash based payment solution for premium account upgrades. With Spotify, users can stream music to their PC, tablet or mobile phone. The premium account enables users to enjoy their music without ads, in best audio quality and to download music for off-line playback.

The partnership allows both companies to widen their customer base. By offering paysafecard, Spotify will attract new target groups and increase the number of premium memberships as paysafecard is particularly popular with consumers who are reluctant to use their credit card online.

The new service is available in 27 countries across Europe as well as in Mexico, USA, Canada, Turkey, and Australia. Plans to introduce the payment option in further countries are already in place.

“One of our main targets in 2015 is to widen our activities in our core markets. By joining forces with Spotify, a global market leader and renowned household name in the music industry, we are strengthening our footprint in a very interesting market”, said Udo Mueller, CEO of paysafecard. “We are confident that paysafecard will be a huge success with Spotify and its customers.

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