Amsterdam, May 10, 2016 – Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, will provide JETCO with it Ezio Mobile Suite, including servers for mobile enrollment and provisioning, authentication and messaging. JETCO runs on its existing inter-bank network, is a bank consortium chartered to develop innovative and secure financial technology services for over 30 member banks in Hong Kong and Macau. Gemalto’s solution, integrated with JETCO’s mobile application, provides strong authentication, data encryption and advanced protection against malware attacks. As a result, users can now seamlessly make fund transfer directly from their bank accounts to their friends via Peer-to-Peer (P2P) payments using mobile numbers.
Hong Kong is ready for mobile payments with a high proliferation of smartphones, widespread acceptance of contactless payments, and favorable government regulations. Therefore, consumers have many choices for mobile payments, and JETCO leverages its inter-bank network of trusted financial brands to boast a high level of security and launch the first-of-its-kind JETCO Pay P2P inter-bank fund transfer services in tandem with 12 banks, which sets it apart as a game-changer for wider mainstream adoption.