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World Congress, MasterCard
today introduced MasterPass™
– the future of digital payments. MasterPass is a digital service that
allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover
enhanced shopping experiences that are as simple as a click, tap or
touch – online, in-store or anywhere.
MasterPass offers a one touch check out, saving the consumer time and simplifying the overall shopping experience. (Photo: Business Wire)
“Every device is becoming a shopping device,” said Ed McLaughlin, chief
emerging payments officer, MasterCard. “MasterPass brings together all
of the ways we pay for things, from traditional plastic cards to digital
wallets, and gives consumers the ability to make a payment from wherever
they are and with one simple experience.”
MasterPass is the evolution of PayPass Wallet Services, which was
announced in Spring of 2012 and has been in production trial with select
merchants and issuers. Consumers around the world will now be able to
sign up for the service through financial institutions in Australia and
Canada by the end of March, and in the United States and the United
Kingdom later in the Spring and Summer respectively. Additionally,
MasterPass availability in 2013 will expand to other markets worldwide,
including: Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Netherlands,
Singapore, Spain and Sweden.
The MasterPass suite of services includes:
MasterPass checkout services – to provide merchants a consistent way
to accept electronic payments regardless of where the consumer may be.
For in-store scenarios either at the register or in the aisle,
MasterPass will support the use of NFC, QR codes, tags and mobile
devices used at points of sale. For online purchases, MasterPass
provides shoppers a simple check-out process by eliminating the need
to enter detailed shipping and card information with every purchase.
MasterPass-connected wallets – to enable banks, merchants and partners
to offer their own wallets. Consumers can securely store card
information, address books and more in a secure cloud, hosted by an
entity they trust. The wallet is open, which means that in addition to
MasterCard cards, consumers can use other branded credit, debit and
MasterPass value added services – to enrich the shopping experience
before, during and after checkout. These will include more information
like account balances and real-time alerts, loyalty programs, as well
as Priceless offers and experiences.
“The most successful next generation payment product will be considerate
of a wider range of stakeholders in its design and allow them to impact
the user experience according to their business need and still-evolving
industry dynamics. MasterPass reflects this modern sensibility of
agnostic-based design but leverages the muscle that only a global
network can deliver,” said Patricia Hewitt, Director, Debit Advisory
Service, Mercator Advisory Group.
Merchants and Financial Institutions Embrace MasterPass
Since the introduction of PayPass Wallet Services in May of 2012,
merchants and financial institutions worldwide continue to support
MasterCard and its digital payments strategy. With today’s announcement,
merchants, issuers and supporting partners working with MasterCard to
support the launch of MasterPass include:
Financial institutions: BBVA Bank, BNLPOSitivity, BNL Italy,
BNP Paribas Fortis Belgium, Banco Sabadell, Banco Santander, Banca
Sella, Bank of Montreal, Citi, Commonwealth Bank, Deutsche Bank Italy,
EnterCard, EURO 6000, European Merchant Services, Fifth Third Bank,
Handelsbanken, International Card Services Netherlands, Intesa
Sanpaolo,Lake Trust Credit Union, ME Bank, NAB, SEB Kort, SIA,
Swedbank, TMG Financial Services, UniCredit and Westpac.
Merchants: AHL, American Airlines, Argos, Boots, Grocery
Gateway, Harvey Norman, Hikingboots.com, JB Hi-Fi, LogiTRAVEL,
Mediamarket Spa Italy, MLB Advanced Media, Park Avenue Coffee, Roses
Only Group, Runningshoes.com, Vodafone Italy and Wintercheck Factory.
In addition to these merchants, through our work with service
providers and payment gateways worldwide, MasterPass will be available
at more than 5,900 merchants.
Technology partners: Adyen, Buckaroo, CQR, Cardinal Commerce,
Cart32, CO-OP Financial Services, DataCash, Demandware, ICBA Bancard
inc., Merchant Warrior, mFoundry, Moneris, OPENTECH.com, Paycorp
Holdings, PSCU, Reply, Sage Pay, SIA, The Members Group, Usablenet and
VeriFone Systems, Inc.
Supporting Partner Quotes
“We understand the strategic importance of achieving true and global
convergence in acceptance, security and simplicity across all
channels, including digital. MasterPass allows us to offer to our
customers, cardholders and merchants an immediate competitive solution
for e-commerce, and a great foundation for new in-store experiences.
Santander shares MasterCard’s vision of the future of digital payments
and a world beyond cash, and we look forward to extending the benefits
of MasterPass to additional markets in which we operate, with a global
roll-out in the near future.” Javier Herraiz, Global Director of
Innovation in Payments, at Santander Cards
“As a digital retail leader, we are keen to be at the forefront of new
ways customers can shop with us. With customers rapidly changing their
mix of shopping methods, whether internet, mobile device or in store,
MasterPass will in due course enable us to provide our customers with
a simple, quicker and secure way to shop.” John Walden, Managing
Find a complete list of MasterCard’s news announcements from Mobile
World Congress in our Digital
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operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting
consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses
in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and
solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping,
traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more
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