Nets and Bokis roll-out lock-screen payment functionality and biometric authentication

Nets has updated the Dankort mobile payments app with additional functionalities that allow shoppers to make payments quickly and easily. iPhone users can now make payments from their lock-screen when they shop in the stores of Dansk Supermarked Group, and validate purchases over DKK 200 simply by using Touch ID.

Three weeks ago, Dansk Supermarked Group allowed a limited test group to trial the lock-screen Dankort mobile payment functionality in all Netto, Føtex, Bilka and Salling supermarkets. The functionality has now been extended to all users and makes performing mobile contactless payments for larger amounts even more convenient.

Now, anyone with the Dankort app, or a mobile wallet from Spar Nord Bank, Sydbank, Nykredit Bank, Arbejdernes Landsbank, Lån og Spar Bank, together with any one of the 60 local banks supporting My Wallet, can utilise the new functionality.

“The Danes have really taken to contactless payments and have quickly become used to this new and faster way of paying. We are now offering the option to make contactless payments by phone in a way that matches the user experience of the physical Dankort,” says Nets Senior Vice President Responsible for Dankort, Jeppe Juul-Andersen.

Enabling more convenient mobile payments for all

For purchases of up to DKK 200 all the shopper needs to do is move their phone close to the terminal, and the payment is made instantly. Similar to the contactless Dankort, amounts over DKK 200 have, until now, required validation with a four-digit code. iPhone users can now choose to validate payments with Touch ID instead.

“Paying from lock-screen and approving amounts with Touch ID improve the user experience and make payment by phone quicker and easier than ever. Users of our Android app have been able to pay from their lock-screen since the beginning of April, and we are proud to also offer this opportunity to our customers with an iPhone,” says Bokis Chairman Jesper Schiøler, representing the members of the Association of Local Banks, Savings Banks and Cooperative Banks in Denmark.

The importance of user input

Members of the Dankort Idea Lab have been testing lock-screen payments in Dansk Supermarked Group stores for almost a month, and after receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback, Nets and Bokis have made this option available to all customers.

“We offer all Danes wanting to pay by phone an opportunity to make it as convenient as possible. Our customers have really embraced the contactless Dankort, and recent feedback from customers testing lock-screen payments has been positive. As such, we are pleased to offer everyone a mobile payment option that matches the user experience of the contactless Dankort,” says Dansk Supermarked Group Head of IT Business Support Jens Freiberg.

In the coming months, more retail chains across Denmark will make payments via Dankort on the mobile available, enabling fast and convenient payments across the country.

 

At Nets, we specialise in powering digital payments. We connect banks, businesses and consumers via an international network facilitating digital payments. Spanning across the Nordic region, we provide a broad range of card services, account services, and payment solutions for merchants.