Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Monday it is now offering Apple Pay to Czech Republic customers of Twisto, a mobile payment provider. Wirecard reported that the Czech Republic is the latest country where it has integrated Apple’s payment service immediately upon the regional launch, thus further driving the digitization of payments in Europe.
Wirecard revealed it and Mastercard have been enabling Twisto customers to pay using credit cards and wearables since 2017. The company noted that thanks to the additional integration of Apple Pay, users may now pay even more conveniently with Twisto when shopping online, in apps, on websites, and at the POS.
“With the help of Apple Pay, Twisto customers can pay for physical goods and digital services via Touch ID or Face ID. Security and data protection have top priority. Thanks to a unique device account number, the data is neither stored on the device nor on Apple servers.”
Speaking about the Apple Pay collaboration, Julian Weste, Vice President Sales Financial Institutions and FinTech Europe at Wirecard, stated:
“The Czech Republic is another market in which we can offer a combination of a mobile payment app with the convenience of Apple Pay. Our goal is to continue the digitization of payment processes in Europe. Together with Twisto, we see great potential for opening up further markets in Europe.”
Michal Smida, CEO at Twisto, went on to add:
“With the help of Wirecard, we can offer our customers an additional, very convenient method of payment and thus further extend our leading position. We are proud to be the only Czech Apple Pay payment provider which is not connected to a specific bank. This makes us very competitive nationally and internationally and enables us to offer consumers a unique shopping and payment experience, regardless of who they bank with.”