Consumers in France are lucky to be the first to test BNP Paribas' new Wa! Mobile Wallet, a multi-bank, multi-brand system that combines payments, shopping coupons, and loyalty programs. The mobile app was developed by BNP Paribas, the French bank, in partnership with digital security leader Gemalto and app developer RMW.
Throughout 2017, BNP Paribas has been piloting the Wa! Mobile Wallet in French Carrefour locations. Carrefour is the world's second largest retailer, with 12,300 stores across 35 countries.
Like Apple Pay and others, Wa! allows consumers to quickly and securely pay for purchases using their smartphones alone. Depending on the device, consumers can validate payments either by using their fingerprint or by entering a PIN that has previously been confirmed when enrolling with the app.