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Google and Samsung sign up to MasterCard Digital Enablement Express

September 9th, 2015

Google and Samsung are among the first digital partners to join MasterCard’s newly launched Digital Enablement Express program which aims to speed up the process of digitizing and tokenizing MasterCard accounts through the MasterCard Digital Enablement… More

MasterCard sees “strong uptake” of Apple Pay

September 8th, 2015

“We are seeing strong uptake; these technologies will take time to grow but we’re seeing adoption track really well,” MasterCard’s chief emerging payments officer Ed McLaughlin said of Apple Pay during an interview with Fortune. “Android Pay is going to be more interesting because it will be compatible to Google’s latest version of its operating system. It will be interesting to see how quickly that moves.”

MasterCard unveils MasterPass digital wallet and mobile payments platform

February 25th, 2013

MasterPass covers in-store and online payments, supports both NFC and QR codes and enables “banks, merchants and partners” to offer their own wallets to consumers. More

MasterCard buys into NFC wallet provider C-Sam

December 17th, 2012

MasterCard has signed a strategic partnership agreement with C-Sam and also acquired a minority shareholding in the NFC mobile wallet and transaction platform provider. The move follows a deal the two companies signed in May 2012… More

MasterCard enters the mobile wallet market

May 9th, 2012

The payments network has announced PayPass Wallet Services, a digital wallet platform that will support NFC. Eighteen financial institutions, American Airlines and bookseller Barnes & Noble are among those who have signed up for the service. More

US House of Representatives holds mobile payments hearing

March 23rd, 2012

The US House of Representatives’ Financial Services Subcommitee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit has held a hearing on “The Future of Money: How Mobile Payments Could Change Financial Services”. Five people gave testimony to the… More

MasterCard publishes roadmap for moving the US to EMV and NFC

January 31st, 2012

The payments giant has set out its plans for moving the US from magnetic stripe card technology to chip cards and NFC phones. The plans include incentives for merchants, integrated customer loyalty programmes and support for dynamic authentication technologies. More

MasterCard drops Apple NFC hint

January 30th, 2012

“I don’t know of a handset manufacturer that isn’t in process of making sure their stuff is PayPass ready,” Ed McLaughlin, MasterCard‘s head of emerging payments has told Fast Company in an interview. Pressed on whether that “would include Apple then?”, McLaughlin answered “Um, there are…like I say, [I don’t know of] any handset maker out there… Now, when we have discussions with our partners, and they ask us not to disclose them, we don’t.”

Intel enters NFC market with MasterCard

November 14th, 2011

The two companies are working together to increase the convenience and security of online purchasing from NFC-enabled Intel Ultrabook devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs. More

MasterCard discusses Isis NFC payments deal

July 19th, 2011

“We absolutely believe that mobile payments has to be open,” Ed McLaughlin, MasterCard’s chief emerging payments officer has explained in a video interview posted on the company’s Heart of Commerce blog today. “You’ll be able to… More

MasterCard hires NFC expert Mung-Ki Woo as head of mobile

January 24th, 2011

MasterCard Worldwide has hired Mung-Ki Woo as its new ‘group executive, mobile’. Woo is a well known figure in the NFC industry and joins MasterCard from France Telecom Orange Group, where he was vice president… More