Customers of Serbia’s Banca Intesa — a subsidiary of Italian banking group Intesa Sanpaolo — have become the first in the Balkan country to be able to make host card emulation (HCE) based mobile payments, using their Visa debit cards at any contactless terminal.
The Wave2Pay service is available to all Banca Intesa customers with a supported Visa debit card who own an NFC handset running Android KitKat 4.4 or higher. Customers can also view transactions and account balance directly through the mobile app.
“Wave2Pay, the first mobile wallet in Serbia, enables clients to pay in a simple and safe way without the need of wearing the classic wallet or card, which is why we are confident that this unique service quickly find its way to our clients,” says Darko Popović at Banca Intesa.
Intesa Sanpaolo launched a separate HCE service in Italy in January 2016. It is also enabling its customers to receive their PIN codes through SMS, web and mobile app delivery.