Wirecard collaborates with Orange Money to launch innovative new digital payment and banking service in Eastern Europe

Jana Tilz
Corporate media inquiries
Jana Tilz

VP Corporate Communications & Branding

May 06, 2019

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, is expanding its collaboration with Orange in the field of digital payment and banking. Together with Orange Money in Romania, Wirecard is now offering an innovative financial commerce solution that allows contactless payments with physical and virtual Orange Money debit cards, smartphones, as well as Fitbit and Garmin smartwatches.

Using the Orange Money app, Romanian users can now make P2P (Peer-to-peer) instant transfers via mobile phone numbers, transfer money using their individually assigned IBAN code, pay utility bills or recharge their Orange Prepay accounts. Customers can also perform internet purchases using their virtual card in the app, manage card limits, reset the card PIN as well as lock and unlock the card instantly.

“The partnership with Wirecard is an integral part of the digital financial solution Orange Money offers on the Romanian market and an additional guarantee of the quality of service that our customers are accustomed to and expect from us,” said Haris Hanif, CEO of Orange Money Romania.

Utku Ogrendil, Managing Director Romania at Wirecard, said, “Wirecard's mission is focused on providing cutting-edge digital financial solutions, and the partnership with Orange is a significant part of our vision to create a cashless future. We are delighted to further partner on the innovative Orange Money service – a solution that offers many benefits to Romanian customers and also a new perspective on the payment market in Romania.”

Wirecard provides a vast range of services within the partnership. These include transaction processing and settlement, card issuing and personalization, authorization – including 3Dsecure, card management, tokenization as a VISA certified NFC solution as well as all call center services.

Befitting all types of users, the digital payments are based on Orange Money Visa debit cards that are available either through the:

  • Orange Money app, available for iOS & Android smartphones
  • Orange Pay app, available on Android smartphones for NFC mobile payments
  • Fitbit and Garmin apps, available on iOS & Android for NFC payments with smartwatches.