Leading integrated payments platform, Paysafe, announced the extension of its partnership with payments provider ZEN.COM. Paysafe’s eCash solution, Paysafecash, can now be used by individual customers as well as business clients across 25 countries in Europe to make fast and secure cash deposits into ZEN.COM’s virtual wallets.
After selecting Paysafecash as the top up method in the ZEN.COM mobile app, the customer chooses how much cash to deposit into their account and generates a unique barcode for the transaction. The barcode doesn’t have to be used straight away – the customer has 72 hours to proceed further. Within this time, customer can go to a nearby payment point, which in case of Romania can be found in self-vending machines, such as Zebrapay, Kiwi, PayPoint, scan the barcode at the point of sale terminal and make the payment in cash. The deposited amount will be credited to ZEN.COM’s virtual wallet within minutes. The wallet can manage accounts in 30 currencies and can be used for money transfers, currency exchange and as a payment card. What’s more, thanks to an IBAN number, the wallet can complement the traditional bank account or replace it entirely.
ZEN.COM’s integration of Paysafecash provides a highly sought-after cash loading option for digital banking customers in the following 25 countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.
The announcement is the latest development in an ongoing collaboration between the two companies. ZEN.COM’s business clients already have the option of accepting payments via Paysafe’s leading prepaid solution paysafecard and digital wallet Skrill. Furthermore, paysafecard has been enabled for wallet loading and there are also plans for further integrations of Paysafe’s payments solutions.
Michał Bogusławski, Commercial Director of ZEN.COM commented,“The financial services industry and the consumer needs within it are changing on a daily basis. However, the general trends give us a clear indication that consumers are looking for simplicity in addition to security. In order to fulfil these needs, innovation and cooperation between industry players is key. At ZEN.COM, we strive to cater to both businesses and customers by providing them with an all-in-one solution. Our cooperation with Paysafe, our valued partner over many years, benefits multiple audiences by allowing us to provide merchants with a wider variety of payment methods and enable customers to use their preferred payment method. As an agile and trustworthy partner, Paysafe is a pleasure to work with.”
Udo Müller, CEO of Paysafe’s eCash division, which encompasses paysafecard and Paysafecash, added:“I’m excited about extending our partnership with ZEN.COM to provide a cash-based deposit functionality with Paysafecash. Our eCash network is extremely well established and continually expanding, making this a very convenient and accessible wallet-loading option for ZEN.COM’s cash-based customers, especially as cash remains a cornerstone of the payment landscape in many of these countries.”
Paysafecash, from Paysafe, is an eCash payment method for customers who want to pay online easily and safely using cash. Available in nearly 30 countries, Paysafecash makes online transactions possible for customers, who do not have a debit or credit card, or who do not want to use them online. Payments are made by generating a barcode during the online checkout, which can then be scanned and paid for in person at one of more than 190,000 payment points. Paysafecash was launched in 2018 by the same Paysafe team who created the award-winning, prepaid cash solution paysafecard in 2000. A market leader in eCash payment solutions, paysafecard allows customers to buy prepaid vouchers that they can then redeem online.
ZEN.COM is an innovative payment model that debuted in November 2020 in response to the challenges posed by the growing e-commerce market. By changing the approach to online trade and paying for purchases, it aims to support both merchants and consumers. As a financial institution, ZEN.COM holds an e-money license under the supervision of the Central Bank of Lithuania, and the European Banking Authority has approved the company’s operations throughout the European Economic Area (EEA). As a result, fintech’s services are available across 31 European countries. ZEN.COM has also earned the trust of leading payment institutions. The fintech is a direct partner of many payment organizations, such as Mastercard, VISA, American Express, Union Pay, and in cooperation with global and local payment methods strives to meet the most demanding expectations of users. The company was founded by Dawid Rożek, creator of the international success of the auction site for players with 20 million customers.