paydirekt goes live at Media-Saturn

Ingolstadt/Frankfurt am Main, 11.11.2016: paydirekt, the online payment system for German banks, is now also available at Germany’s leading consumer electronics retailers. Accordingly, customers of the online shops of Media Markt and Saturn can now pay for their purchases directly from their current account.

In April this year, the Media-Saturn Group (part of the METRO GROUP) announced that it would be offering paydirekt as a payment option at its online shops in time for the 2016 Christmas trade.

"paydirekt meets our main requirements as a retail company regarding internet payment systems. paydirekt gives our customers a quick and easy way to pay in our online shops – and also gives them complete confidence that they can do so safely,” said Klaus-Guido Jungwirth, COO of Media-Saturn Deutschland GmbH and responsible for customer services.

Niklas Bartelt, CEO of paydirekt GmbH, added: “With Media Markt and Saturn on board, the list of technology and consumer electronics retailers offering paydirekt has been joined by two key players. Especially before Christmas, this was an important step for us and confirms that paydirekt is an attractive payment method.”

Unlike other payment systems, in paydirekt, third parties are not involved in the payment process. Account data remains in the bank’s online banking environment –and hence anonymous.