TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 27, 2017) - Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU) ("Goldmoney"), a financial technology company and operator of a global gold-based financial network, today unveiled several Goldmoney Network advancements to meet the needs of its global user base, including expanded payment options in the U.S. and Latin America, an improved user interface with new integrations for AliPay and other methods of payment, and will soon feature Apple Pay and WeChat Pay.
"As an international gold-based savings platform, our mission is to make securely vaulted gold more accessible than ever before. Today's launch is the result of months of engineering and integrations, and is by far our broadest payments expansion to date," said Darrell MacMullin, CEO of Goldmoney Network. "As we expand our global footprint, we will continue to improve our international payment processing capabilities and integrate new payment options to empower users around the world."
To accommodate a growing user base in Asia, Goldmoney has integrated AliPay - China's leading third-party online payment solution - as a deposit method in addition to China UnionPay.
Goldmoney Network users in Canada and the U.S. will soon be able to purchase gold via Apple Pay in addition to PayPal. Goldmoney will also begin accepting deposits via WeChat Pay globally in the coming weeks.
Additionally, Goldmoney Network connectivity has been upgraded to include all U.S. banking institutions, enabling American users to link any U.S. checking or savings account to make secure direct deposits and redemptions without delays or wire fees. Goldmoney has also added full local credit card processing and bank transfer capabilities in seven Latin American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay.
Expanded Payment Options in Latin America
||American Express, Argencard, Banco Credicoop, Banco Galacia, Banco Macro, Banco Nación, Banco Provincia, BBVA Francés, Cabal, Cencosud, CitiBank, CMR, Cordial, Cordobesa, DineroMail, Diners Club, HSBC, Itaú, Mastercard, Naranja, Nativa, Pago Fácil, Provincia Pagos, Rapipago, Santander Rio, Tarjeta Shopping, and Visa.
||American Express, Banco do Brasil, Boleto, Bradesco, Caixa, Cartão MercadoLivre, Diners Club, Hipercard, HSBC, Itaú, Mastercard, Santander, and Visa.
||American Express, CMR, Diners Club, Magna, Mastercard, Presto, Servipag, Visa, and WebPay.
||Almacenes Éxito, American Express, Baloto, Banco de Occidente, Bancolombia, Carulla, Codigo de Barras, Davivienda, Diners Club, Efecty, Empresa de Energía del Quindío, Mastercard, PSE, SurtiMax, and Visa.
||American Express, Banamex, Banorte, BBVA Bancomer, Debit Mastercard, Mastercard, OXXO, Santander, SPEI, Visa, and Visa Debit.
||BBVA, InterBank, PagoEfectivo, Scotiabank, Visa Debit, Visa, and Western Union.
||Abitab, Lider, OCA, and Redpagos.
The new Goldmoney Network deposit flow provides users with a faster checkout experience and more transparent pricing by clearly displaying the weight of gold that each deposit amount will purchase before the transaction is processed. To account for increased deposit and redemption options as well as global platform expansion, Goldmoney Network will now require a deposit minimum of 0.25 GAU.
About Goldmoney Inc.
Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU) is a mission-driven financial technology company that operates the world's largest 100%-reserved gold-based savings and payments network. Goldmoney® provides financial services as a trusted third-party, combining the unique attributes of gold with technology-driven innovation. Through the Goldmoney Network, comprised of Goldmoney Personal and Goldmoney Business, anyone with internet access can buy, sell, transfer, earn, or redeem physical allocated gold. Goldmoney Wealth offers bespoke precious metals custody and wealth services, trading and execution, card services, tax-free retirement accounts and independent research to high net worth individual investors and institutions. Goldmoney Inc. has more than 1.42 million user signups from more than 150 countries and $1.85 billion in client assets (as at March 23, 2017). Goldmoney Network is registered with the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC). Goldmoney Wealth is regulated as a Money Services Business by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. For more information about Goldmoney, visit goldmoney.com.
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