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Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 - ING), the world leader in integrated payment solutions, is supporting OPnGO, the first universal digital parking mobile application, in its development across Europe.
Created in 2015 within the Indigo Group (the global leader in parking and mobility solutions), OPnGO allows drivers to pay for parking on the street, as well as find a car park nearby or in advance via their smartphones. The app also allows users to automatically enter car parks without a ticket – they can effortlessly pay online and receive the invoice directly by email.
OPnGO users currently have the choice of over 300,000 parking spaces – both car parks and on-street parking – in 200 cities throughout France, Spain, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Being an app-based solution, OPnGO required an international payments partner that could offer its motorists their preferred means of payment inside the app and make paying for parking easier. With Ingenico, drivers simply need to register their credit or debit card when they download the free app and they will be automatically debited each time they enter and exit a car park. Users can register as many payment methods as they wish and easily switch from a business card to a personal card, for example.
Ingenico has been working with the smart parking app since it was established and is now a key partner in international development, facilitating the adoption of the solution abroad. In 2018, OPnGO registered more than 300,000 new customers, representing a growth of 265% in one year.
To support this international growth, Ingenico works natively to offer numerous local payment methods, ensure the security of all transactions, and relieve the regulatory burden associated with the acceptance of payments in diverse regions.
Commenting on the partnership, Arnaud Parfait, Chief Customer & Data Officer at OPnGO, said: "Ingenico is an extremely important guarantee of security and trust, both for users and our partners. It is a flexible solution that allows us to meet all the security challenges of public money management."
Benoit Boudier, Managing Director, SMB Online Europe, Ingenico ePayments, added: "We are pleased to support OPnGO from its inception to its international expansion. The all-in-one digital parking offer has already attracted many users and, at Ingenico, we anticipate further transformation and revitalisation of city centres via the widespread use of this type of application."
For several years, innovation in payments has fostered the emergence of services that make the user experience in urban areas more simple, secure and enjoyable. OPnGO is one example of this innovation in action by reconciling the urban and mobility experiences with a completely digital journey.