Over 30 million people in the UK have access to online banking and over 70% use it at least once per week.
Hull, UK (PRWEB) March 4, 2009
FasterPay, the first service of its kind in the UK which enables customers to make instant money transfers via online banking, continues to sign-up leading online games companies to its service. The latest company to sign-up is France based, ANKAMA Group.
FasterPay was launched in August 2008 with the objective of providing a billing platform that combined convenience, easy of use and security - http://www.fasterpay.co.uk
FasterPay takes advantage of the "Faster Payment Service" devised by 13 UK banks and building societies that allows 97% of UK banking customers to send money instantly.
With FasterPay there are no passwords or registration process involved. Each transaction takes place via a customers Internet banking portal. Paying online via the familiar surroundings of their existing Internet Banking, gives the customer significant peace of mind. At no point does FasterPay share any personal or financial customer data with a 3rd party.
Similar solutions are very popular in other EEC countries, such as The Netherlands, where a similar service to FasterPay proved its popularity during 2008 by processing in excess of 15 million transactions during 2008.
With FasterPay, online merchants can start to share in this rapidly growing revenue stream.
FasterPay is attractive to online merchants because it offers flexibility, without set-up costs or minimum term.
It has a commission structure of less than 0.3%, which competes on a per-transaction basis with credit cards, but without the threat of merchants falling victim to fraud via charge backs, a major concern for online retailers.
Once a payment has been made, it cannot be recalled by a customer. This gives online merchants immunity to credit card fraud.
Paul Fargus, Managing Director of FasterPay explains, "Over 30 million people in the UK have access to online banking and over 70% use it at least once per week."
There are plans to extend the service to accommodate the growing needs of its current clients. "We are working with companies with a global customer base. For this reason we need to provide an integrated global platform with a wider reach. With this in mind, Faster Pay Limited plans to extend the FasterPay service throughout other global markets during 2009."
FasterPay is an attractive proposition to merchants and online stores of all sizes operating within practically every business sector.
As Fargus points out, "Our competitive commission structure will enable even the smallest online stores an opportunity to increase their net profits. For some of the established online games companies, FasterPay is as much an investment in their playing community as in their business. With each transaction being much quicker than paying via a credit card, FasterPay reduces the impact on their playing time. Since each transaction takes place through the customers' existing online banking portal, the risk of fraud is reduced to zero."
Fargus continued, "This frees up merchants time, allowing them to focus on providing a better service and product range. As we expand into other countries, we will help our partners monetize a significantly larger pool of their customers through our safe and convenient payment method."
FasterPay, the first online billing platform of its kind in the UK, enables consumers to make instant online payments from 1.00 GBP to 200.00 GBP without having the need for a credit or debit card - http://www.fasterpay.co.uk
FasterPay is currently working with a total of 16 online merchants, but is always looking to expand its merchant portfolio, allowing companies to use its simple integration platform to monetize more of their customers. If you would like to register your interest please contact:
Business Development Manager
About the ANKAMA Group:
Founded by Anthony Roux, Camille Chafer and Emmanuel Darras in Roubaix in 2001, ANKAMA is an independent group which produces digital creations and employs over 300 people. The international success of the group's MMORPG DOFUS, with more than 10 million players, enabled ANKAMA to branch out into several related industries: online games, publishing, animations, web design, press, mobile phone services, video games for next gen' consoles. ANKAMA is also developing Wakfu, a crossmedia project composed of animated cartoon, video game, card game and comic book. For more information, visit our official website: http://www.ankama-group.com