Intesa Sanpaolo is the first bank in Italy and in Europe to make the contactless payment service Huawei Pay available to its customers. Thanks to the partnership with Huawei and Bancomat, holders of cards issued by Intesa Sanpaolo on the PagoBANCOMAT® network will now be able to use the their Huawei smartphone wallet to make contactless payments in stores. huawei pay italy
To start digitizing the cards in the wallet only requires holding the card close to the Huawei device, which will automatically read the data, guaranteeing convenience and security.
The contactless payment service Huawei Pay is in addition to those offered by the Intesa Sanpaolo Mobile app – named by Forrester Research “Overall Digital Experience Leader” among all the evaluated EMEA banking apps – and reaffirms the Bank’s commitment in the digital area, one of the main areas of attention and development, as also envisaged in the new 2022-2025 Business Plan.
“Thanks to the partnership with Huawei and Bancomat, holders of a card issued by Intesa Sanpaolo on the PagoBancomat circuit can now use the wallet of their Huawei smartphone to make contactless payments in stores,” Intesa Sanpaolo says.
“To start digitising the cards in the wallet, simply bring your card close to the Huawei device, which will automatically read the data, guaranteeing convenience and security.”
“The announcement of the availability of HUAWEI Pay marks an important moment both for the company, which confirms the constant commitment to expand the AppGallery offer, and for Huawei users who now have an additional mobile service available to them. facilitates everyday life, simply with a smartphone ” , said Pier Giorgio Furcas, Deputy General Manager Huawei Consumer Business Group Italy . “ We are very satisfied with the collaboration we have carried out with Intesa Sanpaolo and BANCOMAT SpA to obtain a concrete result in terms of innovation and digital transformation. Active for the first time in Italy, we expect that in the future it can be extended to other European countries. “
In Italy HUAWEI AppGallery has over 6.3 million monthly active users and has 12,000 apps in 18 categories, of which the banking ones have been among the most implemented in recent months.
“ The demand for contactless payments is constantly growing. More and more people prefer the use of digital tools for mobile payments. The convenience of dematerializing cards on mobile phones has become an essential habit for an increasingly large number of consumers. Today, with HUAWEI Pay, we strengthen the digital presence of BANCOMAT with the aim of increasingly expanding our digital market shares. All for the benefit of the over 34 million Italians who use our PagoBANCOMAT ® cards every day and whom we want to support by making money transactions increasingly simple and immediate “, says Oscar Occhipinti, Marketing & Commercial Director of BANCOMAT SpA
“Intesa Sanpaolo is the first bank in Europe to make Huawei Pay available to its customers, who will thus have an additional tool to pay for their purchases using their smartphone: a simple, fast, secure and also sustainable gesture to make mobile payment a daily habit. With Huawei Pay, one of the most innovative solutions on the market, Intesa Sanpaolo looks forward to an increasingly cashless world and confirms its leadership and commitment to spreading digital culture, also in response to new trends and the needs of an ever-increasing audience. broader and heterogeneous in terms of age and expectations ” , says Claudia Vassena, Head of Sales & Marketing Digital Retail at Intesa Sanpaolo.
Huawei Pay is also now live in Russia, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Germany, Austria, South Africa and Pakistan.