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26.11.2014 Mobile payments service Blik ready for launch in Poland
Polish mobile payments service Blik has been cleared by the National Bank of Poland, allowing users to make payments in stores and online, withdraw cash from ATMs and send P2P transfers with their mobile phones. Backed by six polish banks, the mobile payments service will be available to any customer of a participating bank in possession of a smartphone.
Blik uses an open standard developed by Polish Payment Standard (PSP), a company formed by Alior Bank, Bank Millennium, Bank Zachodni WBK, ING, mBank and PKO Bank Polski. Additionally, the standard will be open for other banks, acquirers and merchants, with letters of intent having been signed with other players in the market such as Eurobank, BNP Paribas Bank Polska, Credit Agricole, Getin Bank, Idea Bank, Dotpay, CashBill and ITCard.
25.11.2014 Paylib extends reach thanks to Crédit Agricole.
Paylib, a PayPal-style online payment system set up last year by French banks, is extending its reach thanks to the addition of Crédit Agricole as a member and a deal with MasterCard that will let people use the service abroad. Established by BNP Paribas, Société Générale and La Banque Postale, Paylib lets users link a card and then make payments at participating retailers' websites by entering their email, password and a code generated by a mobile app.
In just over a year, the service has been adopted by more than 300,000 of the banks' customers and 700 e-merchants. The addition of Crédit Agricole next year, on the heels of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, means that Paylib will be available to 40 million French cardholders and more than 30,000 retailers. Meanwhile, the banks are tapping MasterCard's MasterPass digital wallet acceptance network to enable users to shop at another 60,000 merchants in 13 countries around the world. The deal will also see Paylib and MasterPass jointly promoted to French e-merchants, who will then be able to accept payments from abroad.
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