Online insurer Zurich Connect takes MyBank payment method
21 February 2014 | 5437 views | 0
Source: EBA Clearing
Thanks to MyBank, the customers of Zurich Connect in Italy can now pay their insurance premiums via online and mobile banking safely and simply through their bank.
MyBank will allow to all the holders of a current account opened within many banks now enabled to acquirer via online their insurance premiums on Zurich Connect site with just a couple of clicks. By offering MyBank on its website, the online insurer provides its customers in Italy with a convenient and secure payment method based on the online banking environment they know and trust.
The cooperation between Banca Sella, that offers MyBank payment option throughout GestPay Payment Gateway, and the Italian online company Zuritel, owner of Zurich Connect brand, (http://www.zurich-connect.it/), has made possible for the largest insurance company in Italy to offer payments via MyBank.
"MyBank enables online customers to rely on their familiar e- or m-banking environment when buying online. Its high security levels make it an appealing payment option for companies with online business," said John Broxis, Managing Director at MyBank. "In co-operation with payment service providers across Europe, we are working on rolling out MyBank to a growing number of businesses and public administrations in the course of 2014."
"Offering MyBank option to our customers" said Alessandro Bocca, Head of Online Payment at Banca Sella "represents a further step in the pursuit of Banca Sella Group's strategy, whose main purpose is to support its own customers, providing them with all the payment options that buyers consider optimal"
Angela Cossellu, Managing Director of Zuritel SpA said: "Our Company is the first direct company to use MyBank as a payment method. With this new agreement we have made a huge step forward in accomplishing the needs of our customers, which now have an extra payment method to subscribe to our insurance policies."
The MyBank solution for initiating SEPA Credit Transfers went live in March 2013. The majority of participant banks are located in Italy with other MyBank participants being located in France and Luxembourg. The MyBank mandate pilot for SEPA Direct Debits is expected to be available later in 2014.