paysafecard, an Austria-based fintech that is part of the Paysafe Group, announced last week it has expanded its partnership with Google by becoming a new payment method in the Google Play Store in five additional European countries, which was Germany, the UK, France, Spain, and Greece. According to paysafecard, the expansion of the partnership comes just after the launch of the payment method on the Google Pay Store in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Cyprus since June, meaning it is now available in 10 European countries.
paysafecard reported that it enables consumers to use cash to shop for goods online, simply and securely, using a 16-digit PIN to complete the payment transaction. The method opens up “significant possibilities for Google and online shopping” for millions of consumers who were previously excluded either because they don’t have a bank account or credit card, or don’t want to enter their bank account details on the internet, often for security reasons. Speaking about the Google partnership expansion, Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard, stated:
“paysafecard empowers people to shop online in a quick, convenient and secure way even if they don’t have a bank account, or simply don’t want to share details of their bank account online. Collaborating with brands like Google is an important part of our growth and ensures that paysafecard fulfils the needs of for millions of customers on the Google Play Store.”
paysafecard then added it may be purchased through a network of over 600,000 sales outlets around the world, including 40,000 sales outlets in France, 27,000 in Greece and the UK respectively, 59,000 in Germany and 72,000 in Spain. Outlets include petrol station chains, supermarkets, lottery retailers and kiosks.