29 July 2014

German mobile operator launches Base Wallet app

16 July 2014  |  660 views  |  0 Source: Wirecard

Wirecard has been supporting the mobile phone brand BASE as it launches the mobile BASE Wallet with prepaid payment card on the market.

This so-called Walletcard is a digital Maestro card. When used together with a mobile phone, this enables contactless payment via near field communication (NFC) at all MasterCard® PayPass™ acceptance points worldwide. The payment card can be used immediately after registration via the BASE Wallet app, which also provides a real-time overview of all completed transactions and available credit. The top-up function is also conveniently integrated in the Wallet. Wirecard offers another MasterCard digital credit card for payment in online shops. The prepaid card is also available as a plastic card. This enables the use of POS terminals which are not yet equipped with NFC technology.

Michael Kaduk, Director of Wholesale and Partner Business at E-Plus, comments: "With our BASE Wallet, we are offering our customers a comprehensive range of services from a single source, including mobile payment, use of special promotions and issue of customer cards. The digital payment card is the core of the mobile wallet, allowing customers to immediately pay via their mobile phone quickly and securely. Wirecard supported us in the implementation of our solution by providing its extensive expertise in this area."

"We are very excited about the launch of the BASE Wallet. The brand has a broad customer base who use their smartphone at every opportunity in their day-to-day life and are receptive to new developments. We are confident that there will be wide acceptance of this mobile payment solution in this target group," says Christian von Hammel-Bonten, Executive Vice President Telecommunications at Wirecard. "Users of mobile apps want to have a solution that can be used intuitively, quickly and securely, which we guarantee through our Walletcard for BASE Wallet."

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