Wirecard has launched its mobile payment solution, boon, in France that also offers customers an option to use boon with Apple Pay.

The Germany-based financial services firm said that the France is the first market within the euro area where ‘boon’ has been rolled out after the initial launch to the UK market in May 2016.

The mobile payment app is based on an automatic app-to-wallet integration through a prepaid account with a digital MasterCard issued by Wirecard Card Solutions. This enables users to top-up their account via wire transfer, debit or credit card.

Additionally, the app works at any NFC-enabled terminal everywhere the MasterCard contactless logo appears.

Users, who wish to pay with the mobile app boon outside of France, can upgrade to the level ‘boon. PLUS’ which does not charge any additional fees.  

Wirecard executive vice president of consumer solutions Georg von Waldenfels said: “By launching boon with Apple Pay in France, even more users in Europe can experience a new level of mobile payments without being a customer of a specific bank. Thanks to its ease of use and maximum security standards, boon is a state-of-the-art payment solution.”