14.07.2015

paysafecard with new payment solution for online games in Turkey

Vienna, 17 July 2015 - paysafecard, the Vienna-based global market leader in prepaid online payment methods, and member of the international Skrill Group, has been present in Turkey with its core product since 2012. The company offers a secure and fast prepaid payment solution for online digital goods both there and in 39 other countries. There is no need to enter personal information, bank or credit card details.

In Turkey, paysafecard took the introduction of new payment service regulations as an occasion to adapt its product to local needs even further: paysafecard now provides online game providers based there with a customised payment solution that is in accordance with the new legal requirements that came into force at the end of June.

paysafecard allows customers in Turkey to pay online game providers quickly and safely. paysafecard is a prepaid solution which works like a prepaid mobile phone card: Customers purchase a 16-digit PIN in exchange for cash and use this to pay at an online shop. paysafecard is currently available at 9000 shops in Turkey. A selection of merchants who accept paysafecard can be found at https://www.paysafecard.com/tr-tr/kullan .

Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard, on this development: “Full compliance with all legal requirements is as equally important to us as a company as it is to every single internet user. For this reason, it was our wish to offer our customers in the important and substantial market of Turkey a customised payment solution for online games that complies with the new payment service regulations there. Turkey represents to paysafecard a rapidly growing region with a young, internet-adept population.”

About paysafecard:

paysafecard.com Wertkarten GmbH (holding of all paysafecard companies), www.paysafecard.com, is based in Vienna with subsidiaries in London, Dusseldorf, 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 40 countries at over 500,000 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 the Paybefore Award in the categories of "Best Digital Currency", "Best Virtual or Digital Program" and "Top Digital Dollars", as well as in the newly created category “Consumer Value” in early 2015. paysafecard has also been awarded the Paybefore Award 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 of 2013. In 2015, paysafecard was selected as a finalist in the category of “Finance” for the Best of Mobile Awards.

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Media contact:

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