Facebook Messenger QR codes will make MasterCard mobile payments possible

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The credit card giant is adding quick response codes to the platform to facilitate purchasing. MasterCard has revealed its intentions to use Facebook Messenger QR codes to allow for mobile payments. This will have a particular focus on the small business marketplace in Africa and Asia. The Messenger app is very popular in those markets, making it a natural fit for businesses there. Moreover, using Facebook Messenger QR codes combines a popular mobile app with quick response barcodes. QR codes are already commonplace and widely used in those regions. Therefore,…

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M-commerce is a way of life in Hong Kong, says MasterCard survey

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Consumers in that region are quite comfortable with using their smartphones to research and buy products. Hong Kong consumers have made m-commerce into an everyday regular activity. When they want to shop for something online, it’s entirely commonplace to use a smartphone for the task. These trends were shared through the MasterCard Online Shopping Survey. Over 2 in every 5 Hong Kong residents had made a purchase over a mobile device in the prior 3 months. The MasterCard survey was conducted across fourteen Asia Pacific markets. Among these markets were:…

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MasterCard QR code payment to launch with RBL Bank

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Ratnakar Bank has joined up with the credit card giant to offer mobile payments via quick response codes. RBL Bank has become the first in India to integrate the MasterCard QR code into its mobile payment service. This has brought the quick response codes into the OnGo mobile wallet. OnGo is the RBL Bank mobile platform which is jointly powered with India Transact. This according to a statement from MasterCard. The goal is to launch a new mobile wallet into the Indian marketplace that will become a major player. This…

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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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NFC mobile payments will be used by 1 in 4 Brits in 2017

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New research from MasterCard has predicted that over the upcoming 12 months there will be a significant shift. MasterCard has now released the results of a new research study in which it determined that NFC mobile payments will be used by one quarter of all Brits throughout the next twelve months. This will represent a considerable increase in the trend toward the use of mobile wallets in the U.K. At the moment, MasterCard’s figures show that the current rate of use of NFC mobile payments within this market is at…

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