Wirecard brings Apple Pay to Twisto customers in the Czech Republic

Millions of consumers have access to fully digitalized payment services

Jana Tilz
Corporate media inquiries
Jana Tilz

VP Corporate Communications & Branding

Feb 25, 2019

Twisto users can now add their digital Mastercard into Apple Pay for easy and secure shopping via app

Wirecard, the global innovation leader for digital financial technology, now offers customers of Twisto, a leading Czech mobile payment provider, Apple Pay as a means of payment. Users simply add their digital Twisto Mastercard to Apple Pay to enjoy paying in a more convenient way. The Czech Republic is the latest country where Wirecard has integrated Apple’s payment service immediately upon the regional launch, thus further driving the digitization of payments in Europe.

Twisto is a payment service with an easy-to-use app for uncomplicated, instant purchases and the settlement of invoices via a mobile photo scan. Since 2017, Wirecard and Mastercard have been enabling Twisto customers to pay using credit cards and wearables. Thanks to the additional integration of Apple Pay, users can now pay even more conveniently with Twisto when shopping online, in apps, on websites and at the POS.

Twisto has established itself as one of the leading mobile-first solutions for day-to-day payment amongst early adopters and tech-savvy consumers in the Czech Republic as well as Poland, with customer satisfaction ratings of nearly 98 percent. Together with Wirecard, the provider is planning to expand into other European countries in the future, reaching millions of consumers.

With the help of Apple Pay, Twisto customers can pay for physical goods and digital services via Touch ID or Face ID. Security and data protection have top priority. Thanks to a unique device account number, the data is neither stored on the device nor on Apple servers.

Julian Weste, Vice President Sales Financial Institutions and FinTech Europe at Wirecard, explains, “The Czech Republic is another market in which we can offer a combination of a mobile payment app with the convenience of Apple Pay. Our goal is to continue the digitization of payment processes in Europe. Together with Twisto, we see great potential for opening up further markets in Europe.”

“With the help of Wirecard, we can offer our customers an additional, very convenient method of payment and thus further extend our leading position. We are proud to be the only Czech Apple Pay payment provider which is not connected to a specific bank. This makes us very competitive nationally and internationally and enables us to offer consumers a unique shopping and payment experience, regardless of who they bank with,” says Michal Smida, CEO at Twisto.

Further information can be found at: https://www.twisto.cz