Live @ MWC: Handelsbanken selects Point for mPOS businesses

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VeriFone announced that Point and Handelsbanken, one of the highest rated banks in the

A phone with a Verifone Chip and PIN reader attached
Handelsbanken is moving into the mPOS business, using VeriFone-built chip and PIN card readers

world, will provide a mobile payment managed services solution for micro merchants and other small businesses in Sweden that want to use smartphones and tablets as mPOS.

Point is providing VeriFone’s EMV-compatible PAYware Mobile devices and managed services including software support, deployment and helpdesk. Handelsbanken, a leading Nordic bank with a regional branch network encompassing the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway and the Netherlands, is using the Point solution to deliver a branded mobile payment service.

“Leading banks such as Handelsbanken are developing new payment services to serve the needs of new micro merchants and other small businesses that want to utilize smartphones and tablet devices for payment acceptance,” comments Bård Ljöstad, managing director of Sweden for Point. “Point services built on VeriFone’s proven mobile payments technology provide a complete and secure mobile solution that enables banks to meet these emerging needs with a trusted brand.”

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