CardEase Mobile Brings Fast, Secure and Fully Compliant Mobile Payment Acceptance to Blackberry and Android Devices in the UK
In collaboration with its banking partner, CreditCall is launching CardEase Mobile, a mobile payment app that from 1st December 2011 enables businesses on the move to accept Chip and PIN credit and debit card payments on a BlackBerry or Android device.
CardEase Mobile turns a BlackBerry or Android smartphone or tablet, in conjunction with a Bluetooth PIN pad, into a secure mobile credit card terminal which processes both Chip and PIN and magnetic stripe card transactions. Receipts for the transactions are provided by text message or email, directly from the smartphone.
Many types of mobile businesses such as tradespeople, repair or delivery services right through to market traders, beauticians and personal trainers can now accept Chip and PIN payments on their mobile phone, without the hassle of cheques or cash. Provided they own a BlackBerry or Android device, have a merchant account with one of our partners and a mobile signal, card payments can be taken wherever their business takes them. The card reader/PIN pad and the mobile app is provided as part of the package from CreditCall’s acquiring bank partners.
CreditCall Marketing Director, Pete Alcock commented, “There are a number of card acceptance apps emerging at the moment which are clearly non-compliant with UK banking rules, some of which don’t even support Chip and PIN. With CardEase Mobile we have done the job properly and engineered the first solution that meets ALL the current UK requirements, so as to protect both cardholders and merchants from fraud, abuse and chargebacks.” He added, “As a leader and innovator in this industry, security and compliance are paramount to us which is why no cardholder sensitive data is stored on the smartphone or card reader, and all data traffic is encrypted.”
Notes to the editor
CardEase Mobile is not like Square or iZettle which hold master merchant accounts making their solutions available to anyone. In order to use CardEase Mobile, businesses need to sign up for a merchant account with one of our partners.
Our partners have white labelled CardEase Mobile and will rebrand it with their own name but CreditCall will continue to provide the app and payment gateway services.
CardEase Mobile will become available on 1st December to a limited number of users under a new name from our acquiring bank partner, which then will launch CardEase Mobile commercially under this brand three months later.
About CardEase Mobile – a CreditCall solution
CardEase Mobile is a solution from CreditCall. The company has been providing credit card payment gateway services for e-Commerce, m-Commerce, parking and vending since 1997. In addition to payment processing, CreditCall develops Chip and PIN EMV kernel software used worldwide in contact and contactless environments including ATMs, kiosks and ticketing terminals.
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