Finnish savings bank OmaSp has introduced mobile payments to its clients through a new partnership with Nordic payment service provider, Nets.
OmaSp will initially offer its Visa Credit cardholders the ability to use Google Pay, with debit card introduction targeted for 2020.
Pasi Sydänlammi, CEO of OmaSp, said: “We can now offer a modern, mobile method of payment. It’s important to us that our customers can decide which payment method suits them best: card, cash or smartphone.
“We want to make our customers’ everyday lives easier and offer new, easy and safe digital payment methods alongside traditional ones.
“Our close cooperation with Nets, one of Europe’s leading payment service providers, ensures that we can bring the most innovative payment methods to our customers quickly.”
Nets’ LCM services provides mobile payments via a single API that supports multiple card schemes and services.
The partnership aims to give customers the opportunity to utilise their preferred payment methods with the option for other payment services, such as Apple Pay and Fitbit Pay, also available.
Partnering with Nets allows the bank to focus more on its core services as the PSP complies with regulations and continuously updates operations without any extra input needed.
Sirpa Nordlund, Country Director of Nets in Finland, comments: “Providing easier products and solutions to banks and their customers is at the core of Nets.
“As such, we are investing heavily in new, innovative payment methods, with security and stability always a priority.
“We are happy to be able to provide a streamlined service offering, which enables OmaSp to answer customer demand in a world where different payment methods are increasing in variety and popularity like never before.”