Mastercard has established several partnerships in order to provide contactless payments for public transport in more than 80 cities all around the world.
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Согласно отчету компании RBR «Мировой рынок платежных карт и прогноз на период до 2020 г.» (Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2020), совокупный портфель эмиссии карт Visa и MasterCard составляет 69% от 2,9 млрд платежных карт, эмитированных в девяти странах Северной и Южной Америки, охваченных исследованием, и этот показатель продолжает расти.
MasterCard and Visa now account for 86% of all payment cards in Europe, according to a new RBR report, titled “Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2020″.
According to RBR statistics, 90% of the euros spent via payment card in Europe were on a Visa or MasterCard-branded card, the highest share of any region.
There were 1.5 billion payment cards in circulation in Europe at the end of 2014, and these were used for payments valued at EUR 2.9 trillion during the year.
- Retail US sales (ex-auto and gas) rose 4.6% in November, according to data from MasterCard.
- Black Friday sales were lower than a year ago, while sales for the full Thanksgiving week rose a modest 0.3%. The lower growth rate for the holiday period than the full month adds some support to the theory of some analysts that many typical Black Friday sales were pulled forward.
- MasterCard reports online sales rose 13% for the four-day weekend period just in front of Cyber Monday. For the month, e-commerce sales were up 16%.
Consumers will be able to make contactless transactions for high value payments above the current limit at all contactless terminals across Europe by 2017, MasterCard has unveiled.
The move follows the payment network’s confirmation that all point-of-sale terminals across the continent will be able to accept contactless transactions by 2020. The contactless limit increased from GBP 20 (USD 30) to GBP 30 (USD 46) in the UK just recently.
Spending by British consumers on their contactless cards has increased more than five-fold in the last 12 months, according to MasterCard’s UK spending data. Cardholders have driven 560% year-on-year growth in the value of transactions, up from a 373% increase in the year to July 2014, showing that the adoption of contactless payments is continuing to accelerate.
MasterCard has revealed plans to start testing facial recognition technology for payment verification in the Netherlands and the US.
For the pilot in the Netherlands, the company has partnered International Card Services (ICS) B.V. and ABN AMRO and will allow 750 cardholders to pay online through fingerprint and facial recognition. Participants in the three-month trial can download the MasterCard app from the Apple Store or Google Play and register on the ICS website to get a code emailed to them for activating online payments. Then, during checkout in a web store, the consumer will receive a pop-up on their mobile phone, through which he can authorise the payment via finger scan or selfie recognition.
MasterCard has begun experimenting with facial-scan technology as well as fingerprint identification in an attempt to eliminate digital fraud.
MasterCard will launch a pilot program with 500 participants over the next few months to develop the infrastructure to approve purchases without the need to enter a password.
MasterCard currently employs a SecureCode service that requires customers to enter a password upon checkout in an effort to protect against unauthorised credit card use when shopping online. Read more
MasterCard осенью текущего года начнет тестирование новой системы, которая позволит оплачивать покупки в интернете при помощи селфи. Об этом сообщает The New York Post.
Программное обеспечение по распознаванию лица получило название ID Check. Оно было создано MasterCard в партнерстве с Google, Apple и Samsung. В первом тестировании примет участие 500 держателей карт.
Для пользования услугой потребуется установка специального приложения, при помощи которого и будет осуществлен процесс считывания биометрических данных лица или отпечатка пальца. В случае с селфи для аутентификации пользователя также потребуется моргнуть перед камерой. Это нужно для того, чтобы никто не смог подставить вместо лица, например, фотографию. Read more
Official MasterCard press release.
Purchase, NY – May 28, 2015 – Today, Google unveiled Android Pay, which will enable MasterCard credit, debit, prepaid and small business cardholders to use their Android phones for everyday purchases in-store and within Android apps. This news provides MasterCard cardholders with even more options for paying on the go using their choice of mobile device.
The ubiquity of mobile phones is changing the way consumers pay. According to a recent Federal Reserve report, 39 percent of all mobile payment users with smartphones have made a point-of-sale payment demonstrating the increased demand for simple and secure ways to make device-based payments. MasterCard built the foundation for secure mobile transactions, having introduced contactless payments more than a decade ago and delivering a complementary digital enablement platform in 2013 that is driving today’s mobile payment solutions. Read more
Australia is the first country in Asia-Pacific and sixth globally to shift from cash-based to cashless societies, with 86 percent of consumer payments cashless, a recent study reveals.
MasterCard’s digital wallet MasterPass has made its European debut in the UK.
MasterPass is a digital service that allows consumers to use any payment card or enabled device to discover enhanced and secure shopping experiences with just a click, tap or touch – online, in-store or anywhere. It moves payments forward by allowing the consumer to safely store all their payment, store card, loyalty, shipping and billing address details in one place and gives consumers the ability to make a payment from wherever they are with whatever device they have.
Электронная коммерция – это сфера экономики, которая включает в себя все финансовые и торговые транзакции, осуществляемые при помощи компьютерных сетей, и бизнес-процессы, связанные с проведением таких транзакций. Read more