Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Tuesday it has teamed up with Orange Money to launch a new digital payment and banking service in Eastern Europe. Wirecard reported it is now offering a financial commerce solution that allows contactless payments with physical and virtual Orange Money debit cards, smartphones, as well as Fitbit and Garmin smartwatches.
“Using the Orange Money app, Romanian users can now make P2P (Peer-to-peer) instant transfers via mobile phone numbers, transfer money using their individually assigned IBAN code, pay utility bills or recharge their Orange Prepay accounts. Customers can also perform internet purchases using their virtual card in the app, manage card limits, reset the card PIN as well as lock and unlock the card instantly.”
While sharing details about the partnership, Haris Hanif, CEO of Orange Money Romania, stated:
“The partnership with Wirecard is an integral part of the digital solution Orange Money offers on the Romanian market and an additional guarantee of the quality of service that our customers are accustomed to and expect from us.”
Utku Ogrendil, Managing Director Romania at Wirecard, also commented:
“Wirecard’s mission is focused on providing cutting-edge digital financial solutions, and the partnership with Orange is a significant part of our vision to create a cashless future. We are delighted to further partner on the innovative Orange Money service – a solution that offers many benefits to Romanian customers and also a new perspective on the payment market in Romania.”
Philippe Laranjeiro, Head of Sales Digital & Telecom at Wirecard, added:
“We are delighted to further support Orange with their agenda to offer digital financial services for everyday life. After the successful development of Orange Cash and then Orange Bank in France to offer fully digital payment and banking services, the launch of Orange Money Romania is for us a further step to digitize payments globally.”