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Zapp teams with charities and UK banks to streamline mobile giving


Mobile payment solution Zapp has joined forces with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and Oxfam Great Britain (Oxfam) to introduce new ways for supporters to donate using their mobile phones.

The collaboration will explore ways to offer donors a secure, quick and simple way to give, using just their mobile device and their existing bank account. When Zapp goes live, supporters will for the first time be able to donate to charities on their mobile phones via websites and their mobile banking application.

HSBC, first direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank have already been announced as Zapp partners, meaning that a third of all UK bank accounts are soon to be Zapp-enabled, and their financial institution will be supporting the charity sector.

John Low, Chief Executive of the Charities Aid Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be one of the first charities to sign up with Zapp and offer this payment method. At CAF we are keen to embrace innovation and believe Zapp will offer more choice for donors and make donating to charity even simpler.”

Matt Jerwood, Digital Fundraising Lead, Oxfam, said: “Oxfam is always interested in innovations that offer new ways for supporters to engage with us. We look forward to investigating how this new technology may offer a new channel for receiving donations and make life easier for our supporters.”

Peter Keenan, Chief Executive of Zapp, commented: “We’re really proud to be doing our bit and working with CAF and Oxfam to bring the benefits of mobile payments to the charity sector. We’re confident Zapp can make giving even more convenient for consumers and lower the cost to charities of receiving and processing donations, while boosting donations at the same time.”

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