KBank introduces mPOS service, with Nok Air as first client
2 Oct 2012 23:23:44
Starting from today, customers of Nok Air can pay for their tickets through authorised smartphones and tablets under a service by Kasikornbank.
"Customers can pay for the tickets with credit cards issued by all banks," saidâ€‹Nok Air CEO Patee Sarasin. He noted that the new service, allowing reservations with card payment under the "Nok X, for a convenient reservation and comfortable flight with K-Merchant on Mobile" concept, is part of the airlineâ€™s aim to meet customersâ€™ lifestyles.
KBank today launched "K-Merchant on Mobile" ;, only days after Bank of Ayudhya introduced its version. The service is expected to expand to a number of smaller merchants soon. At least 20,000 authorised smartphones and tablets are expected to be able to provide the service within next year, said Krisada Lamsam, senior executive vice president.
Jointly developed by KBank and Singaporeâ€™s SwiffPay, an application must be used along with highly-secured mobile point-of-sale (mPOS), a credit card swiping device, in order to offer the new service. It will enhance convenience for the bankâ€™s member merchants in accepting card payment for diverse goods and service via Visa/MasterCard of all card issuers.
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