Wirecard Partners With Oney to Implement Biometric Payment System in Romania

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced last week it has teamed up with Oney, the banking and financial arm of Auchan Retail Romania, to implement Well.com, a mobile app in Romania, which allows biometric authentication payment by fingerprint.

According to Wirecard, Well.com allows users to pay with their fingerprint or QR code in an extremely secure, fast and convenient way. Wirecard integrates the wallet in the mobile app, enables card registration and activation through 3D Secure and also processes the fingerprint and QR transactions. Utku Ogrendil, Managing Director Romania at Wirecard, stated:

“Wirecard stands for innovation and is always offering the latest and most innovative solutions to customers and partners, both in Romania and globally. We are very excited to be part of the cutting-edge Well.com solution, alongside Oney and Auchan Retail Romania, in order to offer merchants and consumers a new and secure way to enjoy the shopping experience, positioning Romania alongside the most innovative global markets.”

Jean-Michel Goncalves, Director General at Oney Romania, also commented:

“Payment methods are continuously improving and we would like Romanian customers to experience the latest technologies. One step in doing so is Well.com, an innovative solution that leverages the expertise of Wirecard in the area of digital payments. Throughout this year, we are looking forward to developing new functionalities, that will further improve the shopping experience in Romania and beyond.”

Wirecard added that the mobile app is currently available for both Android and iOS, along with any Mastercard or Visa debit or credit card issued in Romania, and can be downloaded via the respective app stores, as well as from the Well.com website.

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