Ingenico has received certification for its contactless mobile payment solutions from Groupement des Cartes Bancaires, France’s national interbank network.
GIE Cartes Bancaires issued a bulletin concerning the deployment of contactless payment solutions, taking into account the specifications used in the mobile payment experiments “Payez Mobile” in the cities of Caen, Strasbourg and Nice. All registered “digital cities” (currently Bordeaux, Caen, Lille, Marseille, Nice, Paris, Rennes, Strasbourg and Toulouse) will base themselves on those specifications, thereby speeding up the development of contactless payment in France, says Ingenico.
Frédéric Leclef, Managing Director of Ingenico France, comments: “The principle of contactless payment is well known in France. Users are willing to change terminals to take advantage of this new technology. Right from the start, Ingenico adopted NFC for transport applications, then payment. This certification is a new and decisive asset for the propagation of contactless technology.”