Wirecard with our MPI ready for UnionPay

Successful implementation with the first customer

Our Merchant Plug-In (MPI) now also supports the UnionPay Online Payment (UPOP) standard of the UnionPay credit card organization. With this move, we are reacting to the growing market share of UnionPay transactions in Europe. The extension of the MPI was developed and implemented together with Wirecard, the German specialist for payment processing and issuing.

Wirecard is the first customer to offer our MPI for Secure Plus secure payment processing with UnionPay credit cards. Wirecard is already our MPI customer. For the technical development and test phase of Secure Plus, we worked together even more closely. Dr. Thomas Käppner, Head of Merchant Services at Wirecard, says: "Thanks to the successful cooperation with Netcetera and their pioneering spirit, we were able to move forward quickly and are now the first to integrate Netcetera's MPI for UnionPay Secure Plus. With this extension, it will be very easy for our retail customers to integrate UnionPay with secure payments, since the interfaces are closely related to other handling procedures."

Netcetera and Wirecard are now ready for the growing market share of UnionPay in Europe, as the number of UPOP transactions is increasing continuously. Our MPI can be implemented very quickly and easily for other payment service providers. Michael Seifert, Managing Director Netcetera GmbH in Germany: "There is an increasing demand for UnionPay. We are very happy to offer secure payments in this area with our MPI extension. It’s our ambition to constantly expand our services together with our customers and to offer product improvements and new features."

Secure payment handling with Netcetera's MPI

Our merchant plug-in ensures the smooth and reliable processing of payments on the internet. It also offers contemporary web services for the verification and authentication of the card holder. As an integrated part of the purchasing process, the MPI authenticates and verifies the cardholder according to UnionPay Secure Pay standards as well as those of Verified by Visa, MasterCard® SecureCodeTM, American Express Safekey®, and Diners ProtectBuySM. The plug-in is being used worldwide, for instance, in Australia, Bulgaria, Croatia, the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine and more.

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