payleven, Europe’s leading solution in mobile payment, announces Apple as a new distributor.
From today, payleven’s mobile Chip & PIN card reader can be purchased in European Apple stores and through www.apple.com in all countries where payleven is currently active.
It is sold at 99 GBP incl. VAT and includes a 20 GBP credit for payleven transactions. This makes payleven the first ever retailed Chip & PIN payment solution. Apple’s decision to add the payleven card reader to their assorted stock is evidence of the growing importance of mobile payments, which is also highlighted by established players within the finance world:
“Apple’s decision to sell payleven Chip & PIN card readers in their stores is a great step forward for mobile card acceptance and we’re delighted to see solutions emerge that can bring Chip & PIN out of the shop and into the hands of small businesses wherever they provide their goods and services to the public”, says Neil Horseman, Vice President – Acceptance at Visa Europe. “payleven’s solution helps to increase card acceptance while preserving the important Chip & PIN functionality and all the security benefits that it provides.”
“We are excited about Apple’s decision to offer our product”, states Konstantin Wolff, co-founder and CMO of payleven. “Mobile payments are currently changing the face of the finance industry and we are spearheading this movement. In order to achieve this, strong distribution partners are key.”
payleven’s technology as well as security standards, market potential and availability in several European core markets were key factors in Apple’s decision to distribute the payleven solution.
The Chip & PIN device enables merchants as well as private individuals to accept debit and credit card payments anywhere and anytime. The card reader connects via Bluetooth to a smartphone or tablet and there are no monthly fixed fees or contract duration. This makes payleven’s solution not only affordable to use but also completely mobile and flexible while remaining as secure as traditional card terminals.
payleven is Europe’s technologically leading solution for mobile payments and helps merchants of all sizes to realize new business potential. Based on a “plug & pay” principle, payleven merchants can offer their clients Chip & PIN debit and credit card payments via their smartphone or tablet devices – offering a mobile, cost-effective and secure alternative to traditional card payment terminals. payleven offers a variety of additional features, helping customers to maximize the potential of their business.
Founded by payment experts and entrepreneurs Konstantin Wolff (CMO), Rafael Otero (CTO) and Alston Zecha (COO), payleven brings fresh air into the traditional world of finance. With 90 employees working in the UK, Germany, Italy, Benelux, Poland and Brazil, payleven is shaping the future of the payment world.
More information is available on www.payleven.com