Giving Australian consumers more places to buy Ukash to spend online
London, 2nd June 2014 – Leading global online cash payment provider Ukash, continues its expansion into key global markets with the launch of a new partnership with the Touch network in Australia. The agreement means Ukash voucher codes will be available from Touch’s network of 10,000 chain and independent merchants - giving Australian shoppers access to safe online payments without the need for a bank account or credit card.
Established in 1999, Touch has developed a range of transaction systems to support the banking, retail, telecommunications and government sectors across Europe and in Asia Pacific. It has established a strong network of outlets for its point of sale terminals in Australia, enabling consumers to purchase a wide range of electronic products. By adding the availability of Ukash voucher codes from its terminals, Touch founder, Keith Cleeve, believes merchants will see an increase in footfall throughout their stores.
“A growing number of consumers are looking to shop, pay and play online safely, and Ukash allows merchants with Touch-enabled EFTPOS or POS systems to capitalise on that opportunity”, said Keith Cleeve. “We are extremely excited to be partnering with Ukash in providing this safe and convenient payment option as it breaks down barriers to social and financial inclusion.”
Ukash enables consumers to use cash to pay safely and conveniently online by exchanging notes and coins for a unique 19 digit code. Available for use across a variety of sectors, including shopping, gift cards, games, poker and bingo, Ukash is used to pay directly on thousands of websites worldwide.
“Touch has a range of clients and a strong point of sale networks across 12 countries in Asia Pacific and Europe making it a key partner for us”, added James Allum, Chief Commercial Officer, Ukash. “With payment points across Australia, the partnership with Touch means Australian consumers can more easily access Ukash vouchers in a range of neighbourhood stores. And this means, for those who can’t access conventional credit or debit accounts or don’t want to share their financial details on the web, they can still participate in the online world.
“The demand we already have for access to Ukash in Australia also means that we will be giving merchants with Touch terminals a new audience of customers coming into their stores.”
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Notes to Editors:
Ukash is the global online cash payment provider and internationally recognised e-commerce cash payment method that enables consumers around the world to use cash to shop, pay and play online safely, securely and conveniently. This secure payment method was developed to protect personal identity and financial information when making online transactions, reducing the threat of credit and debit card fraud for consumers and repudiations and charge-backs for retailers. Ukash has no age limit, so consumers of all ages can make the most of safe payment online.
Ukash codes are purchased with cash in retail outlets such as shops, petrol stations and kiosks, and issued online from the company’s website. The unique 19 digit codes can then be used to pay directly on any of the thousands of websites that accept Ukash transactions worldwide, or loaded onto prepaid cards and e-wallets.
Established in 2001 under the holding company Smart Voucher Ltd, Ukash® has grown to more than 460,000 physical points of purchase, and is available in over 50 countries around the world in 6 continents.
Ukash is regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The maximum single value allowed is £200/€250 and the maximum amount that can be held by an individual customer is £1,000/€1,250 – equivalent values in other currencies apply to both sums.
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