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Polish banks plan for mobile payment

Blogginlägg   •   Jul 05, 2013 16:09 CEST

Six of Poland's top banks have teamed up to create a payment system using mobile phones which they believe could grow to rival credit cards and serve as a model for the rest of Europe.

The system in Poland, which the banks want to have in place by the Christmas shopping season, will be based on a platform introduced by PKO BP, which also controls one of the country's top payment companies, eService.

Other banks taking part in the project are Alior Bank , Banco Santander's Bank Zachodni WBK , Commerzbank's BRE Bank and ING Group's ING Bank Slaski. Combined the banks have 16 million clients, or 70 percent of the Polish market.

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This is interesting news and one of the first groupings on mobile payments only including banks. Other constillations for example in Spain, USA, Germany, UK and Nordics has included a number of mobile network operator or a number of mobile network operators and one or two banks.