Ukash and beCharge Expand Partnership to Enable British Consumers

On 27th May 2014, Leading online cash payment provider – Ukash – announced that it is extending its partnership with loading and top-up website, beCharge. With this move, for the first time, British shoppers can buy Ukash online, which can then be utilized to buy Ukash voucher codes for e-commerce and gaming transactions as well as top up the Ukash Prepaid MasterCard.

We’re delighted to have expanded our relationship with beCharge to encompass the UK. This partnership enables us to provide consumers in this key strategic market with a fast, simple and secure way to buy Ukash without having to leave their home, whether for online transactions where they don’t want to share their financial details or to load their Ukash Prepaid MasterCard, stated the CCO of Ukash, James Allum, in a press release. It’s ideal for anyone who doesn’t have time to go to a convenience store to buy their Ukash but who still wants the safety and security that using Ukash provides, he added.

  • Ukash and beCharge have been working together in Spain, Belgium, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands for several years already.
  • The addition of the UK reflects the continued focus of Ukash to enable social inclusion for consumers, says the company.
  • Ukash basically allows cash consumers to shop online seamlessly whilst protecting their personal identity as well as financial information while purchasing anything online.
  • According to the company, shopping with Ukash reduces the threat of debit and credit card fraud for users.
  • Ukash codes can be bought with cash in retail outlets such as petrol stations, kiosks, shops, as well as online, via beCharge.
  • The unique 19 digit codes can then be utilized to pay directly on any of the thousands of websites that accept Ukash transactions worldwide or loaded onto prepaid cards or e-wallets. The new Ukash Prepaid MasterCard card is designed for users who are concerned about online fraud or want to control their spending.
  • It is available to anyone regardless of their credit status and can be utilized instantly in its online form wherever MasterCard acceptance mark is displayed.
  • Uploading of funds with a Ukash code, which is supported by a mobile app is quick and easy, says the company.
  • In addition, cardholders can check transactions and balances on the go.

beCharge accepts payments for Ukash via Mastercard and Visa credit and debit cards. With the addition of Ukash, the company now accepts payments to 80 European mobile phone networks and more than 300 non-European mobile networks through prepaid and internet loads and top-ups.

About Ukash:

Ukash is the global online cash payment provider and internationally recognized e-commerce cash payment method that allows consumers around the world to use cash to shop, pay and play online safely, securely and conveniently. Ukash has no age limit, so consumers of all ages can make the most of safe payment online. Established in 2001 Ukash says that it has grown to more than 460,000 physical points of purchase, and is available in over 50 countries around the world in 6 continents.