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    Gemalto and BankAxept to simplify mobile payments for Norwegian banks

    PARTNER NEWS: Digital security giant Gemalto has been awarded a contract by bank-owned BankAxept, the national payment scheme of Norway, to enable “all local banks to interconnect through a single credentials management hub for streamlined and secure management of mobile payments services”.

    Gemalto“The new solution will make it far easier for merchants in Norway to offer customers the option of simple and secure payments via their smartphones, boosting the growth of the mobile payment ecosystem in the country,” the security company says. “Gemalto is providing its cloud-based, turnkey Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH) solution.

    “The TSH is at the heart of enabling a highly convenient consumer journey that will allow consumers to have their payment credentials issued and securely loaded onto their handsets in real time by connecting with BankAxept’s own tokenization server and by being fully compatible with the range of mobile wallet applications using the BankAxept scheme.”

    More details can be found in the press release:

    Norwegian national payment scheme BankAxept trusts Gemalto to enable mobile financial services for banks

    Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has been awarded a major contract by BankAxept, the national payment scheme of Norway, to enable all local banks to interconnect through a single credentials management hub for streamlined and secure management of mobile payments services.

    BankAxept is owned by all the banks in Norway, and is spearheading the efforts to federate the country’s banks and merchants in their migration towards digital payments. With more than eight million BankAxept payment cards in circulation, the close to 1.5 billion transactions in 2015 represent nine out of ten of the in-store payments done by Norwegian cards. The new solution will make it far easier for merchants in Norway to offer customers the option of simple and secure payments via their smartphones, boosting the growth of the mobile payment ecosystem in the country.

    Gemalto is providing its cloud-based, turnkey Allynis Trusted Service Hub (TSH) solution which, combined with BankAxept’s platform, will facilitate seamless, one-stop interconnectivity between all the banks participating in the BankAxept payment scheme.  The TSH is at the heart of enabling a highly convenient consumer journey that will allow consumers to have their payment credentials issued and securely loaded onto their handsets in real time, by connecting with BankAxept’s own tokenization server and by being fully compatible with the range of mobile wallet applications using the BankAxept scheme.

    “Gemalto’s expertise in the deployment of mobile payment services is proven with numerous references worldwide,” said Øyvind Apelland, CEO for BankAxept. “Their solution offers flexibility and modularity, combined with rapid time to market. This modular approach suits us well since it facilitates integration with our in-house components.”

    “The Norwegian banking sector has a long tradition of creating shared infrastructures and platforms for payment schemes,” said Philippe Cambriel, president for Europe, Mediterranean and CIS at Gemalto. “The BankAxept mobile payment hub is the latest example of this co-operative approach, benefiting not only banks, but also merchants looking for a simple and secure payment method.”

    About Gemalto

    Gemalto is the global leader in digital security, with 2015 annual revenues of €3.1 bn (US$3.48bn) and customers in over 180 countries. We bring trust to an increasingly connected world.

    Our technologies and services enable businesses and governments to authenticate identities and protect data so they stay safe and enable services in personal devices, connected objects, the cloud and in between.

    Gemalto’s solutions are at the heart of modern life, from payment to enterprise security and the internet of things. We authenticate people, transactions and objects, encrypt data and create value for software – enabling our clients to deliver secure digital services for billions of individuals and things.

    Our 14,000+ employees operate out of 118 offices, 45 personalization and data centers, and 27 research and software development centers located in 49 countries.

    For more information visit www.gemalto.com, or follow @gemalto on Twitter.

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