Taxi company St. Job in the sea with Payleven

Customers from the Rotterdam taxi center St. Job can soon pin their mobile phone. To this end, the carrier concluded an agreement with Payleven, which is about to become nationally active. One hundred and fifty drivers will receive a box next year to plug in their phone. This box has a slot for bank cards, so that the driver can receive debit card payments

Customers from the Rotterdam taxi center St. Job can soon pin their mobile phone. To this end, the carrier concluded an agreement with Payleven, which is about to become nationally active.

One hundred and fifty drivers will receive a box next year to plug in their phone. This box has a slot for bank cards, so that the driver can receive debit card payments. The payment traffic goes from a telephone to the bank account via a secured internet connection.

Patrick Hurenkamp of Payleven in the Netherlands says he is about to offer his mobile payment system nationally. The registration has already been opened for interested parties.

St. Job chairman Mike van Wanum: 'Our people are very positive about this collaboration. It offers convenience for our customers and at the same time a lot of safety for the drivers, which is very important to us given the number of robbery incidents in the taxi world in recent times. '

'Because our drivers do not have to pay a high purchase price with this system and have no fixed costs, this is an ideal solution for us. We expect that more taxi stations will soon follow in the country. '

Payleven works on iOS and Android, supports in the Netherlands pin, Afterpay (postpay), MasterCard and Diners Club. Use of the system costs 2.95 percent per transaction. The new version of the payment device, which will be released shortly, also supports dip (chip) and VISA payments.

The company from the stable of the German Rocket Internet has done trials in recent months in Maasland, Hoofddorp and Amsterdam.

Payleven came into use in the Berlin taxi world earlier this month. Rotterdam is the second largest European city where the mobile payment system is put into use.

Payleven is active in Germany, England, Italy, Poland, Spain and Brazil. It works with growth fees from New Enterprise Associates (NEA), Ru.net and Holtzbrinck Ventures. In Europe, it only finds iZettle on its roll-out for now, although PayPal wants to introduce a similar system next year.