PayPoint teams up with paysafecard in Romania
paysafecard vouchers now available in over 6,600 new locations throughout Romania
Bucharest, 28 May 2012: PayPoint Romania, one of the main cash payment operators in Romania, and paysafecard group, Europe’s leading prepaid payment provider, have signed an agreement which enables PayPoint retailers to offer their customers paysafecard vouchers through PayPoint terminals.
Starting this month, paysafecard will be available in more than 6,700 PayPoint convenience stores nationwide, where customers will be able to pay cash to purchase a paysafecard voucher in the desired denomination.
paysafecard vouchers enable consumers to use an easy and secure prepaid solution similar to cash for their online purchases. In order to make a payment at one of the online shops that accept paysafecard as a payment method, users simply enter the 16 digit PIN that comes with each voucher. When making a payment, customers' financial privacy remains fully intact, as no credit card or bank account is required. The amount paid is then debited from the paysafecard balance, which can be checked online at any time.
“Our partnership with paysafecard group is an important step towards implementing new business lines and creating an extensive portfolio of clients across a diverse range of products and services. We are delighted to be teaming up with a leading provider of prepaid solutions so we can better fulfil the needs of our customers through greater use of PayPoint terminals," said Mugur Dogariu, Managing Director of PayPoint Romania.
Michael Mueller, CEO of paysafecard group, said: “With thousands of sales outlets across the country, PayPoint will certainly help us strengthen our position in Romania. Thanks to the increased availability of our vouchers, more consumers can now make online purchases without the need of a credit or debit card.”
S.C. PayPoint Services S.R.L.
ABOUT PAYPOINT ROMANIA
In Romania, PayPoint officially launched its bill payment service under the PayPoint brand in August 2008 and expanded its client portfolio by signing partnerships with a range of companies in service sectors including utilities, financial - insurance, cable TV and mobile telecom. In Romania, the branded retail network numbers over 6,700 terminals located in local shops and, currently, PayPoint has signed contracts with 44 major customers in telecommunications, utilities and financial services, of which 36 are contracts for payment collection services, including, in the utilities sector: GDF SUEZ Energy Romania, E. ON Gas Distribution, E. ON Energy Romania, Petrom Gas Distribution, Congaz, E. ON Moldova Distribution, Enel Energy, Enel Energy Wallachia, Electrica Transilvania Nord, Electrica Transilvania Sud, Electrica Muntenia Nord, Apa Nova Bucharest, ApaVital Iasi, Aquatim, CEZ Vanzare, Gaz Sud, Grup Dezvoltare Reţele, Wirom Gaz, Hargaz, Raja Constanţa, C.R.A.B.; in the telecommunications and cable sector: Cosmote Romania, Orange Romania, Vodafone Romania, Romtelecom, UPC Romania, Zapp, Akta TV, NextGen Communications; in the banking sector: Allianz-Tiriac, Citibank Romania, EOS KSI Romania, Garanti Credite de Consum, Patria Credit, UniCredit Consumer Financing, Campion Broker.
PayPoint also offers top-up services for all mobile operators (Cosmote, Orange, Vodafone, Zapp), for landline operators providing international calls and Internet Service Providers. PayPoint clients include Nobel and Worldtelecom (Number One). For Focus Sat, PayPoint provides recharge vouchers for DTH service users.
PayPoint offers the Western Union® Money Transfer service through its terminals to enable consumers in Romania to send and receive money internationally or domestically within Romania.)