Zapp signs up three mobile payment partners

Zapp signs up three mobile payment partners

UK mobile payment provider Zapp has announced three new network payment partners committing to support the rollout of its mobile-enabled checkout system later this year. Payment providers Secure Trading, TrustPay Global and Checkout.com will all support Zapp’s payments system, said Zapp.

The three firms provide a range of payment services to UK-based merchants and will integrate the Zapp payment system into core payment methods. The providers will work together with Zapp to roll out the service to merchants over the next eighteen months.

With a smooth and secure checkout process being crucial to retail success, Zapp will allow shoppers to make real-time payments from their mobile devices. The Zapp solution can be integrated into merchant, online and mobile checkouts. It can also be used at the point of sale for NFC, QR code or any other system that a retailer has implemented.

Zapp, the independent subsidiary of Vocalink, will also be embedded in mobile banking applications allowing customers to access mobile payments from a trusted source without new logins or passwords. The checkout solution will bring key benefits such as higher conversion for merchants and secure and easy checkout processes for shoppers, said the company.

Peter Keenan, chief executive of Zapp, said the company now has many of the most innovative and forward thinking payment providers and acquirers supporting Zapp, a ‘reflection of the momentum’ that the Zapp payment network has in the market.

‘We are working hard with all our partners from banks to payment providers to get Zapp's high conversion, low fraud and highly secure payments into market.’

David Armstrong, head of banking and payments at Secure Trading, said: ‘Secure Trading is an innovator committed to delivering scalable payment solutions that are robust, secure and fast. Zapp perfectly fits these requirements and as we roll out Zapp we will be making secure mobile payments a reality for thousands of merchants and millions of customers in the UK.’

Richard Smith, chief strategic officer at TrustPay Global said its services are all about increasing conversion for the merchant and providing robust and secure payment methods for consumers. ‘Zapp's innovative mobile enabled payment approach supports these aims and we look forward to working with Zapp to provide another payment choice for our merchants and the consumers who checkout with us.’

Meanwhile, Mathieu Altwegg, chief executive of Checkout said the company committed to providing the ‘most innovative payment solutions for free’ to small eCommerce merchants. ‘As a full acquirer, we believe that Zapp's approach to mobile payments, which are secure and can scale quickly, is a great complement to the current payment methods that we support.’

Zapp has already signed up five banks - HSBC, First Direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank - for the roll-out of the service.

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