boon, Wirecard’s Apple Pay-compatible mobile payments solution, has launched in France, allowing iPhone users there to use the prepaid virtual credit card to pay for items via Apple Pay.
Launched in the U.K. in May of last year, boon is independent of any bank and offers a pre-paid account with a digital MasterCard that users can top up via wire transfer, debit or credit card. The moble payment app works at any NFC-enabled terminal where the MasterCard contactless logo appears.
“By launching boon with Apple Pay in France, even more users in Europe can experience a new level of mobile payments without being a customer of a specific bank. Thanks to its ease of use and maximum security standards, boon is a state-of-the-art payment solution”, said Georg von Waldenfels, Executive Vice President Consumer Solutions with Wirecard.
Users who wish to use boon outside of France can upgrade to “boon. PLUS,” which offers a top payment limit of 5000 Euros.
The service was previously Android-only, but as of May 2016, boon virtual cards can be added to Apple Wallet and used with Apple’s contactless payments service.
French iPhone users can download the free boon app from the App Store. [GET IT HERE]