BP launches UK's first fuel payment app that connects to fuel cards
By Mark Salisbury
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 11:34
From today, BP Fuel Card customers will be able to add fuel cards to the BPme app, saving them time at the pump and giving them the choice to pay for fuel from the comfort of their vehicle.
By making BPme available for fleets, BP has won the race to introduce the first mobile fuel purchasing app in the UK that connects to fuel cards.
Fuel card customers can now use BPme to make quick cashless purchases from their vehicle even if they don’t have their physical fuel cards with them. The app will automatically log every fuel transaction and allow drivers to enter their mileage while they are in the vehicle, giving fleet managers extremely accurate data on vehicle activity.
As well as all the fraud detection and excellent transaction security measures fleet managers can expect from a physical BP fuel card, the fuel card-linked app also offers other safety benefits such as allowing drivers to stay close to their vehicles at all times, and swapping fuel card PINs for fingerprint or passcode recognition on drivers’ phones.
The new fuel card functionality is in addition to the suite of other innovative services already available on the BPme app, which launched earlier this year. All BPme users can use Visa, Mastercard and AMEX cards, connect their Nectar account, view transaction history, and locate their closest BP service station, all from within the app. The app even offers customers the option to offset their carbon emissions from driving through BP’s Target Neutral programme for less than the price of a coffee per fill-up.
Now available in around 900 UK BP fuel stations, the BPme ‘Pay for Fuel’ programme is being rolled out across the BP network throughout 2018. Drivers can locate BPme-enabled stations by using the app’s location finder, giving them an efficient way to plan routes via fuelcard-applicable stations. They can also use BP’s online Station Finder and filter by ‘BPme Enabled’.
Andy Allen, UK Fuel Card Manager, BP Fuel Cards, said: “What is more valuable than time? BPme is making refuelling easier, faster, and more convenient than ever before. By saving time every time drivers fill up, we’re increasing fleets’ efficiency and drivers’ wellbeing.
“Having a fuel card on BPme means less admin and less room for error. Making drivers’ jobs easier means fleets become more efficient – both from a time and cost perspective. And that gives them a greater chance to be successful and grow.”
BPme is free to download, easy to use and is available for the latest versions of iOS and Android. For more information, visit www.bp.com/bpmeuk.