Edenred enables Google Pay
12 December 2018 16:24 GMT

French electronic meal vouchers firm Edenred has become the first issuer on the market to enter a partnership with Google Pay in France.

Now once they have entered their Ticket Restaurant card in the Google Pay application, employees simply have to authenticate themselves with their fingerprint or a code, and make a contactless payment on the payment terminal with their smartphone.

After the launches of Apple Pay in July 2016 and Samsung Pay in April 2018, the Group has now become the only meal vouchers issuer to provide the users of its solution with a multi-brand payment offer, in partnership with the three main OEM suppliers (Original Equipment Manufacturers) that covers all the makes of smartphone available on the market.

The shift-to-digital of Edenred’s Ticket Restaurant solution on the French market has been ramping up, reinforced by the rise of mobile payments in France. Between 2017 and 2018, the number of transactions made by users of the Ticket Restaurant card with their smartphones increased by 35%.

“This new partnership with Google Pay in France again proves that digital technology is a major source of growth for Edenred. We are addressing the new use practices in the working world by providing the most innovative mobile payment solutions to our users,” declared Julien Tanguy, General Manager, Edenred France.

With more than 10 million mobile transactions made in 2017 using its multi-brand mobile payment offer in partnership with the main OEMs, or with proprietary solutions on three continents (Europe, Latin America and Asia), Edenred has consolidated its position as a pioneer and a leader in this technology.