Norwegian IT group Evry has inked a partnership deal with German technology group Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) to provide cloud-based mobile payment solution.
The deal will allow Evry to offer secure and user-friendly mobile payments to banks and their customers, at any merchant location that has a contactless payment terminal. Evry serves 150 banks across the Nordic and Baltic regions and the UK and Ireland.
The partnership will also give Evry access to G&D’s latest chip and technology products.
Evry has licensed its G&D Convego CloudPay mobile payment system, which supports contactless payments for NFC-enabled mobile devices with Host Card Emulation (HCE).
EVRY executive vice president for financial services Wiljar Nesse said: “EVRY is pleased to announce its partnership with G&D. Our ambition is to leverage our extensive banking industry experience by combining it with world-class payment technologies and solutions. G&D´s cloud-based solutions for contactless payment are seen as setting the trend in this field.
“Mobile payment is developing rapidly. As a partner to both national and international banks, it is important for us to base our solutions on industry standards and well-established infrastructure. Our philosophy is to develop new services in collaboration with banks and their customers. User-friendly innovation that provides both greater cost-efficiency and a better banking experience thanks to secure and easy-to-use solutions is key for us”, he added.
Edgar Salib, head of financial institutions at G&D, said: “We are very happy to partner with EVRY, which is as a leader in its sector in the Nordic region. By combining its issuance solutions with our mobile payment Convego CloudPay solution, EVRY will be well positioned to offer versatile mobile payment services to its banking customers for a true tap & pay experience with high security.”