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Lydia Stock

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Lydia's iPhone and Android apps enable you to pay anyone very easily. You can pay a friend (for rent, drinks, movies...), pay professionals (restaurants, taxi drivers, doctors...) and pay online purchases: it's easy, it's 100% secure and it's free. Lydia is the leading mobile payment app among French millenials. Launched in July 2013 by Antoine Porte & Cyril Chiche, Lydia already convinced more than 150K users (october 2015 data) in France. The business started with college campuses (150 of French campuses uses Lydia, october 2015 data) and has since extended to retail chains and e-commerce.

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