TORONTO & ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN), a leading worldwide provider of
payment technology services, announced an agreement with Mobeewave, a
Montreal-based technology company, to offer its Canadian clients an
innovative new mobile payment acceptance solution. The solution is
designed to enable secure, in-person payment transactions, made with any
contactless credit card or mobile wallet (e.g. Apple Pay®, Samsung Pay,
Android Pay™), directly on an NFC-enabled mobile device, without the
need for additional hardware such as a card reader or dongle. The
transaction is designed to be enabled and secured directly within the
device, using point-to-point encryption.
"Advances in mobile technology are enabling our merchants and partners
to benefit from entirely new payment experiences that change the way
consumers and merchants interact," said Frank T. Young, SVP, Global
Product and Innovation at Global Payments. "We are thrilled to partner
with Mobeewave to deliver this innovative new mobile acceptance solution
to our Canadian clients."
"We are delighted to have such a forward-looking partner as Global
Payments," said Benjamin du Haÿs, Mobeewave's CEO and co-founder. "While
mobile payments have previously been the focus of industry interest,
mobile payment acceptance is the necessary next step leading the
industry to a complete mobile payment offering. Also, we know Canada is
the ideal market to premiere the solution because Canadian consumers are
well accustomed to tapping their contactless cards to pay and readily
embraced mobile phones as acceptance points in a recent pilot we
Global Payments and Mobeewave are currently working together to bring
the solution to market in spring 2016.
About Global Payments
Global Payments Inc. (NYSE: GPN) is a leading worldwide provider of
payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by
customer needs globally. Our technologies, partnerships and employee
expertise enable us to provide a broad range of products and services
that allow our customers to accept all payment types across a variety of
distribution channels in many markets around the world.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia with approximately 4,500 employees
worldwide, Global Payments is a Fortune 1000 Company with merchants and
partners in 29 countries throughout North America, Europe, the
Asia-Pacific region and Brazil. For more information about Global
Payments, our Service. Driven. Commerce brand and our technologies,
please visit www.globalpaymentsinc.com.
Founded in 2011 by Benjamin du Haÿs and Maxime de Nanclas, Mobeewave
brings together their expertise in, respectively, payments and embedded
systems, and is powered by their conviction that mobile will drive the
next generation of commerce. Recognized in both the FinTech and Payments
spheres, Mobeewave's team of 30 people is challenging every aspect of
the current paradigm to meet the practical needs of the consumer in a
device-centric world. Their aim is to bring to the world Mobeewave's
widely-patented technology and enable anyone, anywhere to accept
cashless payment for anything. Visit www.mobeewave.com
and follow us @mobeewave.
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