INGENICO and BNP Paribas Fortis launch the first smartphone

INGENICO and BNP Paribas Fortis launch the first smartphone payment
acceptance in Belgium 
PARIS -- (Marketwire) -- 11/06/12 --   Ingenico and BNP Paribas
Fortis launch the first smartphone payment acceptance in Belgium 
Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), world leader in payment
solutions, today announces that retailers, artisans, and liberal
professions will soon be able to use their smartphone to receive card
payments
in Belgium. 
For this purpose BNP Paribas Fortis will offer the combination of a
mobile telephone with a dedicated application and a secured pocket
format card reader
with Bluetooth connection. The retailer enters the
amount to be paid via the
smartphone application and then the
customer uses the card reader keyboard to
enter his/her code in total
security. Progressive implementation is forecast for 2013. 
Within the scope of this project, BNP Paribas Fortis finalised a
partnership
with Ingenico which will provide a fully operated
solution from the secured card
reader to the processing of the
transaction. To implement its smartphone payment
solution, BNP
Paribas Fortis will also rely on the capacities of easycash Belgium
and ROAM, Ingenico subsidiaries. 
Rapid diffusion by Smartphones opens new prospects for the
development of innovative payment methods. Many applications have
already been rolled out by
BNP Paribas Fortis to enable customers to
consult their accounts and carry out
banking operations on their
Smartphone. With this new offer they can make collections while on
the move. In addition, this application will enable its
users to
follow their payments more closely and progressively, to have new
services. This offer confirms the central role of the Smartphone in
the relationship between BNP Paribas Fortis and its customers, with an
innovative
and an increasingly elaborate service offer. 
Retailers can obtain the card reader directly from BNP Paribas
Fortis. The solution is compatible with all bank cards currently used
in Belgium. 
Ingenico is happy to be involved with the particularly innovative
project by BNP Paribas Fortis to launch a secured mobile payment offer
that meets the new expectations of retailers and their customers",
stated Pierre-Antoine Vacheron,
Executive Vice President Ingenico
SEPA/Europe. 
Peter Vandekerckhove
, Head of Retail & Private Banking, added:
"Through this
innovative product, BNP Paribas Fortis would like to
offer retailers and liberal
professions a mobile payment solution
which is easily accessible and which enables secured payment by their
customers." 
About Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING) 
Ingenico is a leading provider of payment solutions, with over 17
million terminals deployed in more than 125 countries. Its 3,600
employees worldwide
support retailers, banks and service providers to
optimize and secure their electronic payments solutions, develop
their offer of services and increase their point of sales revenue. 
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INGENICO - Communication Corporate
Remi Calvet
VP Communication
remi.calvet@ingenico.com
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