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Contoxia Pay, Pleo introduce Google Pay

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Customers using Conotoxia Pay - the original payment system from Conotoxia Holding - now have access to Google Pay.

This is another payment method in the fintech's portfolio, and soon more will follow.
Google Pay has been added as the next payment method to Conotoxia Pay. It is one of the most popular ways of paying online. To use this solution, a buyer only has to add a card to their Google account (debit or credit). With Google Pay, the customer no longer has to remember all card details and fill out forms. Only a few clicks are enough for the transaction to be safely completed.

The customers of online stores using Conotoxia Pay have a variety of currencies at their fingertips - in total, 28. Conotoxia's offer for business clients is particularly appreciated by stores with customers from different countries who want to pay in their local currency. Thanks to Conotoxia Pay, the store can still receive payments in the currency of its choice (e.g., EUR) while giving its customers the possibility to pay in their local currency, e.g., if the customer has a card or a bank account held in dollars.

"We are continuously working on the development of our e-commerce offer and provide further functionalities. For us, it is important that online shoppers not only have their favourite payment methods to choose from but also not to worry about exchange rates," says Piotr Kicinski, Vice-President of Cinkciarz.pl, a company belonging to Conotoxia Holding.

Currently, apart from Google Pay, Conotoxia Pay also supports Visa, MasterCard and American Express, Pay-By-Link, Trustly, BLIK, POLi, iDEAL and UnionPay International. Fintech also plans to make payments via PayPal, as well as Apple Pay available soon.

Separately, Pleo, the fintech empowering businesses with a smart spending and expense management solution, today announces Google Pay functionality for its 13,000+ European and UK customers. Pleo’s customers will be able to immediately benefit from Google’s seamless contactless payment method, giving employees increased flexibility when making business purchases.

Other secure Google Pay features that Pleo users will benefit from include:

• Encryption of important
• payment information which is then stored on secure servers.

• Virtual account numbers
• to protect sensitive user data and card details.

• A contactless payment method
• - removing the need to handle cash or touch buttons amid Covid-19 concerns.

The new, co-branded service will be rolled out to customers across Pleo’s six markets of operation in the UK, Denmark, Sweden, German, Ireland, Spain.

Coming just a few months after Pleo’s integration of Apple Pay, customers will now have even more flexibility when it comes to contactless business payment methods - with Google and Android users now able to sync their Pleo card to their preferred devices. Direct integration with the Pleo app will also mean managers and team leaders will have real-time transparency of business spending, no matter the device used.

Niccolo Perrera, Pleo co-Founder and CTO, comments:

“As an Android user, I am particularly thrilled to be releasing this new functionality to our customer base. Following on from our Apple Pay announcement this year, the integration of Google Pay means that the Pleo service can be used seamlessly by up to 90% of all our customers. This is a huge step forward and marks another milestone in the movement towards Pleo becoming a fully-digitised business spending solution. In short, it’s never been easier to pay with Pleo.”

The Google and Apple Pay integrations come at a time when Pleo is helping its customers to transition away from legacy approaches to spend and expense management, which - according to its recent survey - can see employees spending up to 11.5 hours a month processing. These features, and Pleo’s recently announced ‘Pocket’ functionality, are helping to bridge the gap between analogue and digital expense processes.

In May 2019 Pleo closed a $56M Series B round led by New York-based growth fund Stripes. Its cards are now used by over 13,000 customers across six European countries, with the company supported by strategic and technical partnerships with Mastercard, J.P. Morgan and Danske Bank.

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