Honda Dream Drive brings in-vehicle payments to drivers

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Honda’s in-dash system prototype uses mobile technology and voice control. Honda Dream Drive is the first integrated driver and passenger in-vehicle infotainment, commerce, service and rewards dashboard in the automotive industry. The fully integrated car experience is a collaboration between Honda and Visa. Drivers will be able to order a range of goods and services via the in-dash system. The Honda Dream Drive system, an AI (artificial intelligence) based technology, was first shown as a concept during CES 2017, under a collaboration with ConnectedTravel. Since then, the Japanese auto manufacturer…

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MasterPass QR code central to Ecobank cashless campaign

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The bank has launched this new solution for merchants in order to let them use mobile devices to accept payments. The EcoBank MasterPass QR code based mobile payments solution launched with small merchants in mind. This service makes it possible for merchants to use their mobile phones to accept payments from their customers. This solution is the result of a partnership between Ecobank and MasterCard in a broader retail payment strategy. Through the MasterPass QR code, Ecobank’s merchant customers can use any mobile device to accept payments. This eliminates the…

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Nigerian MasterPass QR code launches for mobile payments

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This digital payment service can be used by scanning quick response codes for authentication. The MasterPass QR code has launched in Nigeria, making it one of MasterCard’s latest additions to the mobile payments market. This option supports person-to-merchant payment transactions. The goal is to make it possible for millions of medium, small and even micro enterprises to accept digital payments. The MasterCard mobile payments QR codes arrived through a partnership with Ecobank Group. Together the bank and the credit card giant launched an Ecobank MasterPass QR code based mobile payments…

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“Selfie Pay” mobile payments to roll out from MasterCard

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A new form of verification is going to be launched in order to help to ensure transactions are secure. MasterCard has now revealed that it will be using its investments into facial recognition tech as a part of its mobile payments verification systems in order to help to make smartphone based transactions more secure. The goal is to decrease the risk of falsely declined transactions while boosting security when using mobile wallets. Trials of this mobile payments verification version using “Selfie Pay” have already been conducted in the Netherlands and…

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MasterCard to launch new mobile commerce platform in UAE

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New platform to be released in the United Arab Emirates later this year MasterCard is preparing to increase its mobile commerce efforts in the United Arab Emirates. The country has become a very prominent mobile market, with smartphone penetration rising rapidly. As mobile devices begin to play a more significant role in the lives of consumers throughout the country, they are looking for services that allow them to shop online directly from these devices. MasterCard is set to launch a new mobile wallet that may be able to accommodate the…

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Mobile payments strategies are getting fierce

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Google Wallet has just played a very important next move in its battle against rival Isis. The latest version of Android, KitKat, brought with it a new feature called Host Card Emulation (HCE), in the hopes of giving its Google Wallet a serious shot in the arm through the use of NFC technology. Now, that effort looks as though it might have been a very promising strategy as it has gained massive credit card provider support. Both Visa and MasterCard have now declared that they will be supporting HCE so…

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Canadian mobile payments could form a cashless society

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This prediction about the country’s transaction systems has been made by MasterCard. When it comes to cash, it is becoming increasingly rare to see in the average wallet in Canada, not because consumers don’t have any money, but because these consumers are relying more heavily on cashless transactions, such as debit and credit cards, as well as Canadian mobile payments. Residents of the country have been adopting transactions with their smartphones quite rapidly. When compared to their counterparts in similar economies, Canadian mobile payments have been taking off quite quickly…

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MasterCard launches new application focused on QR Codes

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Quick response codes could help boost mobile commerce Quick response codes have long been a powerful marketing and consumer engagement tool. As the codes become more popular, their use in mobile commerce is beginning to grow. MasterCard, which has a relatively strong interest in mobile commerce, has taken aim at QR codes, hoping to make them more attractive and suitable for mobile ventures. MasterCard has launched a new application called QkR, available for iOS and Android devices. The application is capable of scanning any quick response code that a user…

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QR codes could be brought to a new level by MasterCard

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The credit card giant has put the spotlight back onto quick response codes with its Priceless campaign. MasterCard has announced that it will be bringing its Priceless campaign to an entirely new mobile level by using a range of various services and products that are interactive and use QR codes. Among the primary efforts that the company is making is to enhance the transaction experience. It is moving forward on this goal by stepping the transaction process beyond simple functionality and enhancing it for additional features through the QkR smartphone…

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Mobile payments tokenization standard sought by credit card giants

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Visa, MasterCard, and American Express have announced their new proposed framework. The three credit card giants, Visa, MasterCard and American Express have unveiled a newly proposed framework for a global standard that would boost digital and mobile payments security, and that would simplify the experience of completing a transaction while shopping over a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other connected device. The lack of a standard of this nature has been considered a considerable barrier to m-commerce. By developing a global standard, it will make it possible for a whole new…

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Mobile payments taking off in Myanmar

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Visa and MasterCard have both announced that they are seeing meaningful growth in the country. Both Visa and MasterCard have announced that the penetration of smartphones in Myanmar will considerably decrease the use of cash in the country, particularly when wireless networks roll out the use of mobile payments in this poorest country in Southeast Asia. These two largest electronic transaction companies have emphasized the massive potential in Myanmar. The credit card companies have pointed out that the government of the country is also looking to grant two more telecommunications…

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