MUNICH, Germany, November 27 /PRNewswire/ --

- No Charge for Wirecard Payment Service During Pre-Christmas Season

Just in time for the start to the Advent season in the run-up to Christmas, users of the Wirecard Internet payment service can look forward to a very special gift: from the first Advent weekend until the end of the year, they can replenish their credit balance free of charge by transfer. The charges from user to user have also been suspended in this period.

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Compared with crowded pedestrian precincts and shopping centers, shopping for Christmas gifts on the Internet certainly has its advantages - in the comfort of their own homes, male and female Santas can choose the very best presents at their leisure. If price comparison portals are used in the process, online shoppers also stand to benefit from the large number of providers and often come across the most amazing bargains.

Whoever also wants to enjoy the full pleasure and benefits of Christmas shopping as regards security, can opt for the clever online payment using Wirecard. The principle is similar to that of a prepaid mobile phone - a credit balance is paid in via the Wirecard online account and is available in the form of a 16-digit MasterCard number, expiration date and Card Verification Code (CVC2) for online purchases.

The big question, namely Where can I pay with it? doesn't arise, because users can pay with their virtual MasterCard to pay all outlets that accept MasterCard - and that's more than 2.5 million merchants on the Internet across the globe.

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About Wirecard AG:

Wirecard AG is one of the leading international providers of electronic payment and risk management solutions. Worldwide, Wirecard supports over 10,000 companies from many and various industry segments in automating their payment processes and minimizing cases of default. Wirecard Bank AG provides account and credit card services both for business and private customers and is a Principal Member of VISA, MasterCard and JCB. The Internet payment service Wirecard enables consumers to make secure payments at millions of MasterCard acceptance outlets worldwide. In addition, registered users can send or receive money orders to each other on a real-time basis. Wirecard AG is listed on the Frankfurt Securities Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE0007472060, WDI).

Wirecard Media Contact: Wirecard AG Iris Stöckl Bretonischer Ring 4 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich Germany Ph: +49(0)89-4424-0424 Fax: +49(0)89-4424-0524 e-mail: Internet:

Wirecard Media Contact: Wirecard AG, Iris Stöckl, Bretonischer Ring 4, 85630 Grasbrunn / Munich, Germany, Ph: +49(0)89-4424-0424, Fax: +49(0)89-4424-0524, e-mail: