Zapp announced today that Barclays have joined the other banks, retailers, billers and payment providers offering Zapp’s Pay by Bank app service.
Barclays Pingit users will be the first to access the service from October 2015 and customers choosing the app, which is available on both iPhone and Android, will be offered the Barclays Pingit app as one of the ways to pay at major retailers across the country.
The Pay by Bank app will enable all consumers to make payments from their mobiles and because Pingit is available to anyone with a UK bank or building society account and a smartphone with a UK-registered number, it doesn’t matter whether they bank with Barclays or not.
The app will enable millions of Pingit customers to make mobile payments and Barclays also plans to extend the Pay by Bank app to the hundreds Corporate Banking clients that already accept Pingit payments, which will provide even more ways to increase sales from mobile phones and tablets.
The addition of being able to pay via the Pingit app makes Zapp’s Pay by Banks app the UK’s first total market mobile payment solution, and enables consumers to choose which account they pay from and make near real-time payments, regardless of who they bank with or which smartphone brand they use.
The addition of the Pay by Bank app to the Pingit payments portfolio means that Barclays Corporate Banking will be able to distribute the new service to corporates operating in financial services, retail, transport, utilities and Local Authorities.
Darren Foulds, Managing Director of Mobile Payments at Barclays said: “We have been innovating in the mobile space for many years and we’re delighted to announce another pioneering move: Pingit users will be the first in the UK to take advantage of Pay by Bank app payments. Our customers have taken to mobile banking in their millions. We’re now able to build on the success of Pingit and meet the growing demand from our customers to use their mobiles to pay for goods and services swiftly and securely. We expect to see rapid take up of Pay by Bank app payments.”