After successful launch in Romania, customers in Bulgaria and Serbia will be the next to gain access to the RaiPay NFC payments service

9 octombrie 2019

Raiffeisen Bank has launched an Android NFC mobile payments service in Romania and the Czech Republic that uses Antelop Solutions’ digital payments and tokenization platform.

The bank, one of the largest retail banking groups in Europe with 25 million customers in 15 countries, now plans to make the service available in additional territories. It also plans to expand the service to include Antelop’s Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) solution.

„Customers in Bulgaria and Serbia will be the next to gain access to the RaiPay NFC payments service.”, according to NFC World.

The bank is also using Antelop’s Visa VTS and Mastercard MDES certified Issuer TSP Hub to offer Apple Pay to its customers in Slovakia. Work is also now underway to launch this service in additional countries.

“RaiPay is a new type of lifestyle banking and payment app, where NFC is the first key element,” explains Tomas Janitor, head of business and innovation at Raiffeisen Processing Center (RPC). “Our strategy is to launch our own digital payment service in Europe, with the aim of completely reinventing the way we interact with our customers.”

“We chose to partner with Antelop as they demonstrated unique technical expertise in digital payments and tokenization,” Janitor says.

“The quality of their PCI DSS certified VTS/MDES platform and their SDK security levels, coupled with their agility and responsiveness, meant that they were able to deliver an impressive time-to-market for such a complex, multi-country solution.

“Antelop is now a long term technology partner and we are already working together on additional solutions for RaiPay, including leveraging Antelop’s PSD2 Strong Customer Authentication solution for 3DS ecommerce payments.”

“We are honored to have the trust of one of the biggest banking groups in Europe and to be their long term technology partner for both digital payments and strong customer authentication,” says Nicolas Bruley, Antelop’s CEO.

“We’ve achieved great things together over the few months, working hand in hand with RPC and network banks, and this is only a start.”

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”


In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale?