Monitise announced a three-year partnership with OP-Pohjola Group, the largest banking group in Finland, to launch multi-language mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) services.

The new service, initially available across iOS and Android platforms (in Finnish, Swedish and English languages), will enable the bank’s small business and merchant customers to take card payments and view recent transactions via mobile.

With the service, OP-Pohjola Group merchant customers will also be able to generate digital tax credit receipts to reclaim up to half of the value of qualifying invoices as part of a government-backed scheme in Finland*.

The service will be Commenting on the partnership, Kasimir Hirn, Director of the cards and emerging payments business at OP-Pohjola Group, said: "Following the success of our mobile banking services we are delighted to announce the forthcoming launch of mobile payment capabilities to empower our small business customers to manage their finances more easily on the move, via the bank they are familiar with. We recognise the power of mobile to be an incredibly valuable channel to provide convenient, secure and easily accessible services to make our customers’ lives easier. We look forward to working with Monitise to launch innovations in this area."

Monitise President, EMEA, Will Jones added: "OP-Pohjola Group has adopted an extremely proactive and innovative approach to mobile, enabling them to pioneer useful and engaging services for consumers. We’re proud to have been appointed as the bank’s mPOS partner as we expand our footprint in continental Europe and are looking forward to working with them on the roll-out of the services."

OP-Pohjola Group comprises around 200 member cooperative banks, OP-Pohjola Group Central Cooperative and its subsidiaries and closely-related companies.