Turning smartphones and tablets into contactless payment terminals
IDEMIA and Soft Space are now able to offer merchants and acquirers the use of Tap to Pay on iPhone to accept payments anytime, anywhere without the need for a traditional payment-grade terminal. This achievement is made possible through IDEMIA’s global partnership with Soft Space.
With the support of Tap to Pay on iPhone, IDEMIA and Soft Space are at the forefront of the industry, delivering the most comprehensive, platform-agnostic, secure, and private contactless payment experiences to a wide range of merchants. With this monumental achievement, we are able to unlock payment experiences that cater to the evolving needs of merchants across various sectors.
Mehdi Elhaoussine, Senior Vice President, Digital at IDEMIA
To date, Soft Space has the most complete SoftPOS ecosystem that is able to support all major mobile operating systems. To complete this feat with Apple is a significant milestone for us. Together with our partner IDEMIA, we are both on the right track to achieve our goals—to power as many banks, financial institutions and businesses across the globe with our SoftPOS technology.
Joel Tay, Chief Executive Officer, Soft Space
This accomplishment further solidifies the partnership between IDEMIA and Soft Space following the companies’ earlier collaboration in March 2022. IDEMIA and Soft Space have been striving to enable merchants and acquirers across the world to accept contactless cards and mobile wallet payments by simply transforming any NFC-enabled smart devices with Soft Space’s SoftPOS technology, known as Fasstap™—a state-of-the-art payment solution that promises convenience, security, and a seamless payment journey for both merchants and consumers.
Recently, Soft Space has powered Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone in Australia, capitalizing on the country’s high adoption rate of cashless transactions with 4 out of 5 transactions are conducted through contactless payment methods. Apple’s Tap to Pay in iPhone was launched in the United Kingdom as the latest country outside of the United States of America to deploy the solution.