Wirecard Launches Prepaid Card for European Truck Drivers
A new European prepaid product from Wirecard will help truck drivers pay for repairs and fuel.
The program, launched in Germany, involves Europe Net, a subsidiary of ADAC Truck Service. Its European Net Service Card also enables fleet mangers to add value to the card so that drivers can make emergency payments. “A predefined balance can be made available to the driver promptly on the prepaid card as emergency aid to replace unsecured check payments,” Europe Net and Wirecard said. “In addition, specifying chosen merchant groups ensures that the payments can only be used for the intended purpose.”
Wirecard Bank AG plans to issue the cards in the 33 SEPA countries in Europe. “The Service Card is extremely effective, practical and safe for both forwarders and drivers. In addition, any unused credit is paid back after the transaction so that no financial damage is incurred should the card be lost or stolen. Consequently, together with Europe Net, we are making a contribution to the smooth-running of transport services,” said Kathrin Klausa, head of product management for travel and mobility at Wirecard.