Wa! mobile wallet is now secured by Gemalto

Wa! mobile wallet is now secured by Gemalto
11.01.2017 10:15 am

Wa! mobile wallet is now secured by Gemalto

e-Payments , E-Wallets , Banking

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying BNP Paribas, a leading European bank, with  Mobile Protector, a highly secure solution to protect Wa!, an innovative multi-brand, omni-channel mobile wallet that combines payments, shopping coupons and loyalty programs. Gemalto's Mobile Protector encompasses an SDK (Software Development Kit), and both a customer enrollment and an authentication server. The solution delivers comprehensive security for all mobile payments made using Wa!. The bank is currently piloting Wa! in France with Carrefour, the world's second biggest retailer with 12,300 stores across 35 countries.

Wa! enables consumers to enjoy the convenience of swift and secure payments using nothing more than their smartphone. Once the app has been downloaded, Gemalto's solution facilitates a simple enrollment process that is activated by a PIN code sent via SMS. Customers validate payments with their PIN code or their fingerprint. In addition, coupons and loyalty rewards can be claimed and redeemed using the same wallet, creating a comprehensive shopping experience that redefines the relationship between retailers and customers.

Gemalto's proven security expertise played a key role in helping BNP Paribas achieve the first ever approval of a mobile wallet by GIE-Cartes Bancaires, France's interbank organization. 

Mobile Protector offers outstanding user protection, reflected in its recent certification to the industry-recognized ANSSI CSPN software security standard. Building on the success of the Carrefour pilot, BNP Paribas expects to deploy Wa! in partnership with many more retailers looking to enhance their customers' experience.

"Gemalto provided a perfect fit for our mobile security needs, combined with ease of use," said Jacek Szpakiewicz, CEO of RMW1. "The strong involvement of Gemalto teams throughout the project has enabled us to optimize the integration of the solution and the development of the application."

"Wa! is a multi-brand, multi-bank, omni-channel and fully secure payment solution that represents the future of the  mobile wallet for banks and retailers alike," said Philippe Cambriel, President for Europe, Mediterranean and CIS at Gemalto. "BNP Paribas has successfully turned this bold concept into reality, demonstrating how stringent standards of mobile security can be married to the smoothest possible customer journey."

RMW is the company that develops the Wa! mobile wallet

Related News

Nearly one of three consumers is past due on at least one bill - due to COVID-19 pandemic, new ACI Worldwide research reveals

Nearly one of three consumers (27%) is past due on at least one bill and nearly 50 percent will need up to a year to catch up on bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according... Read more »

Genome is waiving service fees for all low-risk businesses as a support act during the COVID-19 pandemic

Genome is an Electronic Money Institution, licensed by the National Bank of Lithuania, founded in 2018. Specializes in online financial services for personal and business needs... Read more »

Virus Spreads Risk Aversion, Buoying Haven Dollar, Yen & Swissie

Growing concern over the deadly coronavirus and its potential to squeeze global growth drove traders into safer bets like the U.S., Japanese and Swiss currencies. The yen... Read more »

Worldline’s e-Payments Challenge presents winners and smart new solutions to solve the payment challenges of tomorrow

Worldline, the European market leader in payment and transaction services, proudly announces the winners of its e-Payments Challenge 2019, the industry’s unique hackathon that... Read more »

Digital Asset Custodian Koine Secures FCA EMI Authorisation

Koine was granted authorisation for the issuance of electronic money (EMI Licence) by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Koine selected the UK as its jurisdiction of... Read more »

Trustly partners with ECOMMPAY to deliver online banking payments to its merchants across Europe

ECOMMPAY, a leading international online payment service provider and direct card acquirer, has partnered with online payments company Trustly to expand its online payment... Read more »

Magazine
ALL
Free Newsletter Sign-up
+44 (0) 208 819 32 53 +44 (0) 173 261 71 47
Download Our Mobile App
Financial It Youtube channel