Orange Bank goes live with mobile banking app
Written by Chris Lemmon
Orange Bank has rolled out its mobile payment and banking app in France, providing customers with a bank account, debit card, overdraft protection and an interest-bearing savings account.
Developed in collaboration with Wirecard, the new app integrates contactless mobile payments and real-time bank balances. Wirecard is providing all the technical components integrated into the Orange Bank platform to manage their mobile payments.
André Coisne, CEO of Orange Bank, added: “Orange already found in Wirecard a strong partner for mobile payments with the success of Orange Cash. It was natural to renew this trusted relationship for the launch of Orange Bank. Wirecard not only guarantees the reliability and the scalability of our Mobile Payment Services, but also allows the support of the widest range of smartphones, which brings to Orange Bank the capability to deliver its services to all users equipped with an NFC compatible smartphone.”
Jan Marsalek, COO of Wirecard, added: “Wirecard supports mobile network operators in offering mobile payment solutions since the very beginning of the deployment of these services. The launch of Orange Bank is currently one of the most innovative projects in Europe in this field. We are delighted to be involved in this project and to support Orange Bank with our flexible and secure platform.”
The bank announced the launch of the mobile app back in April, after completing a trial with Orange employees in France. The app includes a number of emerging innovations, including contactless mobile payments, sending money via SMS, instant bank balances, temporary freezing of the debit card and 24/7 access to a virtual assistant advisory service.