• Guests at hotels operated by Meliá Hotels International will be able to pay with their mobile device through the CaixaBank Pay application or using the new Samsung Pay mobile payment service;
• CaixaBank was one of the first banks in the world to focus on "contactless" payment systems and mobile payment technology.
The partnership will allow the hotel company to use the latest CaixaBank payment technology and allow its customers to enjoy all the benefits of mobile payment solutions.
Meliá now allows customers to make payments in hotels and restaurants with their smartphones. As noted by José María Dalmau, VP for Global Business Development at Meliá,"it's one further step in our adaptation to the new needs and habits of our customers, as they demand greater convenience and immediacy in their digital and physical purchases. Mobile technology is a fundamental focus in our Digital Transformation at Meliá ".
The system is equipped with digital signature technology and is compatible with all types of domestic and international financial applications, as well as with the new systems developed by technology companies such as Samsung Pay. Meliá POS devices will also accept payments for purchases using wearable devices. Meliá (meliahotelsinternational.com) also now uses the latest generation payment gateway developed by CaixaBank to enhance e-commerce and online reservations, which also allows international customers to choose the currency in which they wish to buy.
The latest innovations in payment methods
CaixaBank is the leading financial institution in innovation in payment methods, with a strong commitment to the development of new digital services. Its Global Commercial Payments subsidiary provides cutting-edge solutions that allow the handling of transactions with any means of payment.
In addition to developing latest generation POS systems and payment gateways, CaixaBank also issues cards in all types of formats, from wearable accessories such as contactless bracelets through to mobile payment applications.
The financial institution has its own payment application for Android devices called CaixaBank Pay, which allows customers to download their CaixaBank Visa cards to their phone and use the phone as if it were a contactless card to buy things in any stores with an adapted data phone.
In addition to making payments, CaixaBank Pay also provides credit card management services, credit balance and recent transaction requests, activating or blocking cards and payment by instalments.
CaixaBank was the first bank in Europe to offer customers Samsung Pay services. Users can download their CaixaBank and imaginBank credit or debit cards to their Samsung compatible smartphones with Samsung Pay to make payments.
The data security of these new means of payment provided by CaixaBank is guaranteed. Customers are fully covered for any electronic payments for which they are not responsible thanks to the CaixaProtect service, which guarantees the security of card services, online banking and CaixaBank mobile banking.