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Paysafe extends its collaboration with Google in five new countries

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Dec 18, 2018

  • Paysafe’s paysafecard now accepted in the Google Play Store in five new countries: Germany, UK, France, Spain and Greece
  • Distribution network of 600,000+ outlets worldwide
  • Perfect payment option for millions of Europeans unwilling to enter personal financial data on the internet
  • Promotes financial inclusion and consumer security

London – Google has added paysafecard, a leading prepaid solution and part of the Paysafe Group (Paysafe), as a new payment method in the Google Play Store in five additional European countries: Germany, the UK, France, Spain and Greece. The expansion of the Google/paysafecard partnership follows the successful launch of paysafecard as a Google Play Store payment method in Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Cyprus since June, meaning it is now available in 10 European countries.

paysafecard enables consumers to use cash to shop for goods online, simply and securely, using a 16-digit PIN to complete the payment transaction. It opens up significant possibilities for Google and online shopping for millions of consumers who were previously excluded – either because they don't have a bank account or credit card, or don't want to enter their bank account details on the internet, often for security reasons. According to a market agent study, this accounts for more than 30% of all Europeans.

Commenting on the expansion of the partnership, Udo Müller, CEO of paysafecard, said: “paysafecard empowers people to shop online in a quick, convenient and secure way even if they don’t have a bank account, or simply don’t want to share details of their bank account online. Collaborating with brands like Google is an important part of our growth and ensures that paysafecard fulfils the needs of millions of customers on the Google Play Store.”

paysafecard can be purchased via a network of over 600,000 sales outlets around the world, including 40,000 sales outlets in France, 27,000 in Greece and the UK respectively, 59,000 in Germany and 72,000 in Spain. Outlets include leading petrol station chains, supermarkets, lottery retailers and kiosks.

About paysafecard

paysafecard, the market leader in online prepaid payment solutions, was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Vienna. paysafecard is part of the international Paysafe Group, which offers a broad portfolio of innovative payment solutions and services. paysafecard offers prepaid solutions under the brands paysafecard, my paysafecard, paysafecard Mastercard ® and Paysafecash. Available in over 600,000 sales outlets worldwide in almost 50 countries, paysafecard enables simple and secure online transactions. By using a 16-digit paysafecard PIN, customers do not need an account or credit card to pay on the Internet, protecting their confidential financial information. In 2018, paysafecard developed the alternative prepaid payment solution Paysafecash, with which customers can easily and securely pay for online purchases with cash. Paysafecash is already available in several European countries and Canada. In 2017, paysafecard reached a transaction volume of 2.8 billion euros.

Visit us at www.paysafecard.com

About Paysafe Group

Paysafe Group (Paysafe) is a leading global provider of end-to-end payment solutions. Its core purpose is to enable businesses and consumers to connect and transact seamlessly through industry-leading capabilities in payment processing, digital wallet, card issuing and online cash solutions. 

With over 20 years of online payment experience, an annualized transactional volume of over US $80 billion, and approximately 3,000 employees located in 12+ global locations, Paysafe connects businesses and consumers across 200 payment types in over 40 currencies around the world.

Delivered through an integrated platform, Paysafe solutions are geared toward mobile-initiated transactions, real-time analytics and the convergence between brick-and-mortar and online payments.

Visit us at www.paysafe.com

For media inquiries:

Anna Howard, Head of Corporate Communications, Europe and Asia, Paysafe Group
T: +44 (0) 7585 967 772 / Anna.Howard@paysafe.com