PRN: Wirecard and Rocket Internet Agree Strategic Partnership

PRN: Wirecard and Rocket Internet Agree Strategic Partnership.

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Wirecard and Rocket Internet Agree Strategic Partnership


MUNICH, Germany, December 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Technology and banking services from one source

The technology services provider Wirecard AG has finalised a cooperation agreement with Rocket Internet AG.

Using Wirecard's global multi-channel platform, Rocket Internet's online companies will be able to offer international payment acceptance, acquiring and payment processes with the corresponding fraud prevention solutions. The Wirecard Bank holds a full German banking licence, and their innovative banking services are also included within the scope of the agreement.

Oliver Samwer, Founder and CEO of Rocket Internet, commented: "We aim to become the world's largest Internet platform outside the United States and China. In order to achieve this, we need reliable and responsive partners who share the same drive and global approach as we do. That is why Wirecard is the perfect match for us as they react quickly to our needs and provide fast mobile and online-based payment solutions for the different markets we operate in."

Wirecard Board Member Burkhard Ley offered his views on the partnership, saying: "Our business models complement each other exceptionally well. Rocket Internet is the ideal partner for us on account of their global outlook and substantial client base for online business. The partnership opens the market up to us in attracting an even greater number of potential customers around the world."

The Wirecard Group is further expanding its position as one of the leading providers of payment solutions through the strategic collaboration with Rocket Internet.

About Wirecard:  

Wirecard AG is one of the world's leading independent providers of outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payment transactions. The Wirecard Group has been supporting companies in accepting electronic payments from all sales channels. A global multi-channel platform bundles international payment acceptances and methods, supplemented by fraud prevention solutions. When it comes to issuing their own payment instruments in the form of cards or mobile payment solutions, Wirecard provides companies with an end-to-end infrastructure, including the requisite licences for card and account products.

Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI).

About Rocket Internet:  

Rocket's mission is to become the world's largest Internet platform outside of China and the United States. Rocket identifies and builds proven internet business models and transfers them to new, underserved or untapped markets where it seeks to scale them into market leading online companies.

Rocket is focused on online business models that satisfy basic consumer needs across three sectors: e-Commerce, marketplaces and financial technology.

Rocket started in 2007 and now has more than 25,000 employees across its network of companies, which operate in more than 100 countries on five continents.

Rocket Internet AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET).

Wirecard media contact:
Wirecard AG
Maren Brandt
Einsteinring 35
D-85609 Aschheim / Germany
Tel: +49(0)89-4424-1425
Fax: +49(0)89-4424-2425

Rocket Internet media contact:
Rocket Internet AG
Andreas Winiarski
Johannisstraße 20
D-10117 Berlin /Germany
Tel: +49(0)30-300-13-18-68
Fax: +49(0)30-300-13-18-99

Company Codes: Frankfurt:IGP, Frankfurt:WDI, Bloomberg:WDI@GR, RICS:WDIG, RICS:WDIG.F, ISIN:DE0007472060
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