The two companies will be working together to be able to offer a purchasing service to its customers.
Pulse, a debit/ATM network, has now announced that it will be working with Paydiant, which is a cloud based mobile wallet provider that also offers redemption platforms, in order to be able to offer participants a mobile payments and commerce solution.
The Paydiant solution makes it possible for Pulse partners to rapidly deploy contactless transactions.
These partners include both merchants and financial institutions. Pulse is hoping that the new partnership will make it possible for those partners to rapidly and easily take on contactless mobile payments as well as cash access functionalities in order to appeal to consumers who are using their smartphones on a rapidly growing basis for a large number of their day to day activities.
The capabilities of these two companies could potentially produce a very powerful mobile payments solution.
The mobile payments wallet platform at Paydiant is software based and functions in both existing and the latest smartphones, which include both Android and iOS devices, in addition to with existing point of sale terminals that are already being used by merchants who are participating in the program. This means that there will not be any new hardware required, according to the Pulse news release.
Paydiant has explained that its new mobile payments solution provides two new capabilities that could make it possible to accelerate the use and the adoption of digital wallets via smartphones, while improving the efficiency of the transaction process and enhance the overall consumer experience within any ATM or retail point of sale environment where this service is accepted. Those two capabilities are: a software-only merchant acceptance interface and a white label digital wallet app.
The executive vice president of product management at Pulse, Judith McGuire, spoke of the mobile payments opportunity and partnership with Pulse by saying that “Paydiant’s platform enables us to offer both our financial institution participants and merchant partners their own branded mobile wallet.” She went on to add that “Paydiant’s unique approach is an important part of Pulse’s overall mobile services strategy.”