Swedish m-commerce software firm Seamless has introduced a contactless payment feature for its SEQR mobile payment app in partnership with UK-based payment network GoCardless.
The contactless feature, called Tap & Pay, will allow SEQR customers to link their bank account to the app and make payments directly from their bank account.
According to Seamless, the UK is one of Europe’s most advanced markets for contactless payments with nearly 500,000 terminals currently activate.
Seamless CEO Peter Fredell said: “The launch of these two new features represents a major leap forward for SEQR in terms of customer acquisition and payment acceptance in the UK. At a global level, SEQR is rapidly establishing itself as the standard way for customers to pay with their mobile, adding contactless payments and direct bank account linking the UK will cement this position further.”
Linking of customer bank accounts is facilitated by GoCardless, whose partnership with Seamless was announced on 13 June 2016.
SEQR ‘Tap & Pay’ payments are available to Android smartphones users.