Orange`s mobile wallet app Orange Cash, supported by the German mobile payment expert Wirecard, now supports Apple Pay in France. Orange Cash offers contactless mobile payments based on a prepaid account with a digital Visa card, issued by Wirecard Card Solutions. The digital card will be provisioned through an app-to-wallet interface directly into Wallet. Customers don’t need to scan a plastic card and run through additional verification processes, thus making the on-boarding process very user-friendly while ensuring high security standards.

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When using a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

Nicolas Lévi, Director Payments and Mobile Financial Services at Orange, said in a statement: “With Wirecard on our side, a leading specialist in the field of mobile payment, we found a strong partner. We are driven by our desire to further expand mobile payment coverage on the market. Our innovative spirit helps us to develop the most useful and advanced services for our customers, we believe Apple Pay is just that.”

Orange Cash offers one-tap, real-time loyalty and couponing deals from participating retailers through Wirecard’s Card-Linked Offers platform.

“By supporting the launch of Orange Cash with Apple Pay in France, for the first time customers with iPhone 6 and later can also benefit from couponing and loyalty deals while using mobile payments. An easy-to-handle one-tap solution for payment and benefits guarantees Orange customers using iPhone 6 and later a smart shopping experience. Together with Orange we are offering the first app-to-wallet provisioning of an Apple Pay solution with Visa in Europe, which makes us proud,” said Brigitte Häuser-Axtner, Executive Vice President Sales Digital Goods with Wirecard, in a statement.

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. In France, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and later, iPhone SE and Apple Watch.

Source: Wirecard

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