PKO Bank Polski has launched IKO a comprehensive mobile payment service. The roll-out includes all Bank’s ATMs and ultimately more than 65000 POS terminals of eService, the Bank`s daughter company.
“The possibility of paying by a telephone creates brand new quality regarding convenience, availability, as well as meeting of customers` expectations. Combination of banking and transactional functions in one device is a real breakthrough. We are pioneers in mass mobile payments in Poland, and this proprietary solution has realistic chances for becoming a local mobile payments standard in the European market”, says Piotr Alicki, CIO at PKO Bank Polski.
The IKO mobile payment service is available for PKO customers and at the service launch available on Android and iOS systems (ultimately also on BlackBerry, Symbian, Java and Windows Phone).
The mobile payment service is based on Accumulates mobile financial services technology platform, Mobile Everywhere (ME) and Pera Mobile, the global open technology standard for mobile payment. The basic solution have been customised and functionally extended within PKO Bank Polski`s project, thanks to the support of HP and Accumulate. With the ME platform ALL mobile payments, mobile banking and mobile security services can be enabled using ONE platform. More services like mobile ticketing, loyalty, coupons and gift cards can easily be added to mobile service based on Accumulates technology.
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