Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Tuesday it is enabling Android users in Switzerland to benefit from the launch of Google Pay with boon. According to Wirecard, the mobile payment solution is now available for download in the Swiss Google Play Store. Speaking about the launch, Florence Diss, Head of EMEA Commerce Partnerships at Google, stated:
“As of today, customers in Switzerland can use Google Pay to pay securely, quickly and easily both nationally and internationally. We are delighted that Wirecard with boon is once again on board when we launch in another new country. Together, we are driving forward the digitalization of payments.”
Georg von Waldenfels, Executive Vice President, Group Business Development at Wirecard, also commented:
“With innovative payment solutions, we want to help as many consumers as possible to shop quickly and conveniently at any time, without cash. The additional expansion of our offering in Switzerland and Slovakia shows that we are on the right track. With the help of boon, contactless payment will continue to establish itself throughout Europe.”
boon is notably available for Google Pay in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, and the UK. The launch comes just days after Wirecard announced has received a €900 million investment from Softbank through convertible bonds. Wirecard reported it is planning to issue convertible bonds with a term of five years exclusively to SoftBank, convertible to 6,923,076 ordinary Wirecard shares (currently corresponding to approximately 5.6% of common stock) at €130 per Wirecard share.