Mastercard and Swarovski launch VR shopping

Mastercard VR

Mastercard and Swarovski have teamed up to launch a virtual reality (VR) shopping app for the Atelier Swarovski home décor line. The app immerses consumers in a home, where they can browse and purchase the pieces with Masterpass, reports Paybefore (Banking Technology‘s sister publication). This new shopping app highlights the value of the pieces, the story behind the inspiration, the complex […]

Citi Pay lands in US with Masterpass


After launching in 2016 in Singapore, Australia and Mexico, Citi Pay has arrived in the US.

Quash the queue with WoraPay’s Masterpass coup


We all love food and drink, and mobile service WoraPay has got in-sync and integrated Masterpass, the digital payment service from Mastercard. WoraPay’s service allows customers to buy food and drink, and pay in advance with their mobile. This means customers can order their morning coffee or tea (or whisky if you have a crappy […]

Mastercard and Getir power payments bot for Facebook Messenger

Getir 4

Mastercard has teamed with Turkish mobile retail firm Getir to use its bot for the “first” Masterpass payments in Facebook Messenger. Customers search for Getir (think “get here”) in Messenger, chat with the bot in a “natural, conversational way”, and make a payment with Masterpass. Getir says users can receive a ten-minute delivery from its […]

Mastercard makes global mobile payments go Qkr


Mastercard says it will significantly expand the scope and capabilities of its Qkr with Masterpass mobile payment service. Not only is the technology set to debut in the US and five other countries, but it will now integrate with retail software provider Oracle, reports Banking Technology‘s sister publication Paybefore. At the Mobile World Congress in […]

Fifth Third swings for the mobile wallet fences

Fifth Third

Go big or go home: Fifth Third on Wednesday (11 January) said that its customers can now use five major mobile wallet providers, with debit and credit card purchases via the recently added Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet, along with previous partners Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Masterpass. The deal comes amid a heady time […]

Absa launches digital wallet and ChatBanking for Facebook Messenger


Absa has launched a MasterCard-powered digital wallet and ChatBanking for Facebook Messenger. ChatBanking will let customers conduct banking without having to leave the social media platform; and follows on from the recent introduction of Absa ChatBanking on Twitter in May. Ashley Veasey, group CIO and chief digital officer at Barclays Africa (Absa is majority owned […]

MasterCard integrates multiplatform e-commerce authentication across devices

MasterPass at POS

MasterCard has announced the roll-out of a new integrated authorisation tool that straddles the card, online and mobile payments areas, while allowing merchants and digital wallet providers to integrate it with their services.