BNP Paribas launches WeChat Pay in Europe

Thursday 9 November 2017 10:39 CET | News

BNP Paribas has introduced WeChat Pay, a popular mobile payment solution in China, to retailers in France and plans to expand the service across Europe. 

This is an important move for the bank but also for retailers who can now offer Chinese tourists a familiar and popular payment method. WeChat Pay, which is used by over 600 million Chinese consumers, incorporates mobile payments functionalities that allow users to pay for purchases by holding their phones over a NFC-enables terminal. 

The WeChat Pay solution is being initially rolled out at the two Paris flagship stores owned by the Galeries Lafayette Group – Galeries Lafayette Haussmann and BHV MARAIS starting from 25th of September. 

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Keywords: BNP Paribas, WeChat Pay, Europe, mobile payments, China, bank, NFC payments, retailers
Categories: Payments & Commerce | Mobile Payments
Countries: World
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