Fifty thousand taxis across Europe will soon be upgraded to accept payments for journeys with either a tap of a passenger’s NFC phone using a mobile app provided by The Payment House or using a contactless card. The solution is to be rolled out with taximeter provider Digitax using an mPOS gateway provided by Payworks.
“The initial UK launch took place with some London Black Cabs at the beginning of July and was closely followed by EastCoast Taxis in Newcastle two weeks later,” Payworks says.
“The solution will be gradually expanded across the country from the beginning of August, with Belgium following a week later.
“The fully integrated taxi solution for the Nordic taxi market — booking, dispatch, fleet management, payments and invoicing — will be rolled out later this year.
“By relying on the Payworks Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) infrastructure, The Payment House is able to process transactions with local acquirers, making it possible to rollout to different countries without the need to change the integration.”
Payworks also partnered with taxi-hailing app Cab:app earlier this month to enable NFC mobile payments in more than 7,600 taxis in 90 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland.