While French banks are simply catching up to Apple Pay, French startup Lydia is including help for Samsung Pay. If you might have a current Samsung telephone, now you can add a digital card to Samsung Pay and pay utilizing your telephone in your favourite shops.
Lydia began as a peer-to-peer cost app. It works roughly like Venmo or Square Cash within the U.S. After signing up, you’ll be able to add a debit card to your account and ship and obtain cash free of charge. You can withdraw your steadiness to a conventional checking account everytime you need.
The firm has been including more features to show Lydia into the one banking app you want. You can now join Lydia to your financial institution accounts, view your balances, get an IBAN, provoke transfers, create Lydia sub-accounts with a number of individuals and get a bodily MasterCard.
Some options at the moment are a part of a premium subscription for €2.99 per thirty days ($3.47) or €3.99 per thirty days with the bodily card ($4.62). The firm additionally expanded to the U.Ok., Ireland, Spain and Portugal. There are 1,000,000 registered customers on Lydia.
More apparently, Lydia desires to transcend peer-to-peer funds. You can use Lydia to pay in some grocery shops, equivalent to Franprix shops. You can even pay on-line by receiving a push notification and confirming the transaction within the Lydia app — Cdiscount helps Lydia as an illustration.
And when you’ll be able to’t pay together with your Lydia account immediately, the startup doesn’t wish to play favorites. You can generate a digital card and enter the cardboard quantity on an e-commerce web site. You can add this digital card to Apple Pay or Samsung Pay. Let’s see if Google Pay is subsequent.
This might be significantly attention-grabbing for customers who can’t use these cost methods as a result of their banks don’t help these options. Let’s be sincere, you not often change your financial institution. With Lydia, you’ll be able to nonetheless use Apple Pay or Samsung Pay together with your present checking account.