[CES 2016] Several days ago, Samsung introduced a new fridge called the Family Hub. This is more than just your average fridge, simply because this fridge actually comes with a massive 21.5-inch display panel on one of its doors. In case that wasn’t cool enough, MasterCard has announced a new joint effort between them and Samsung.Dubbed Groceries by MasterCard, this is basically an app that is installed in the fridge […]
So far Apple Pay has been supported by pretty much all the major credit card issuing companies like Visa, MasterCard, and American Express. Now if you are as MasterCard holder and you’re living in the UK, you are in luck as MasterCard has recently announced a special promotion that basically gives you free rides via London’s Underground as long as you have linked your MasterCard to Apple Pay.However note that […]
When it comes to paying for our purchases, there are so many ways we can go about doing so. We can do that by paying in cash, the good old fashioned way, or we can use credit or debit cards. However these days there are now options to pay using mobile apps that facilitate instant bank transfers, or mobile payment services like Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay, etc.Basically there […]
Electronic payment methods do seem to be catching on these days, although there is still plenty of work that needs to be done in this department. Both MasterCard and Samsung Electronics have decide to “invade” Europe by extending their global partnership. This next level in their co-operation on a global scale will leverage the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) so that Samsung Pay can see action over in Europe.
In the recent years, companies have started to come up with new and innovative pays of protecting its users online. Some have turned to using one-time use codes that will prevent hackers from using your credit card if they were to intercept your number. Some companies such as Apple have introduced biometric security that uses your fingerprints.Now it looks like MasterCard wants to try something new as well which is […]
If you have ever sent money to someone before using internet banking or PayPal, you know that sometimes the transfer of funds isn’t exactly instant. It can sometimes take a couple of hours to even a few working days before the amount is successfully credited to the other person’s account, but it looks like MasterCard wants to speed things up.The credit card company is looking into a new system called […]
Have you ever experienced the situation when you are overseas and you’re trying to buy something with your credit card, only to have the sale rejected, or worse, have your credit card blocked entirely because your bank thinks that your card is being used without your knowledge?To be fair, banks do that as a safety measure. After all no one likes dealing with an irate customer demanding to know why […]
[MWC 2013] It looks as though VISA isn’t the only credit card company that has something to announce during Mobile World Congress this week as MasterCard is crashing their announcement party with one of their own. And as you would expect, their news is related to mobile payments.MasterCard is announcing its MasterPass service this week, which can offer its users the ability to scan barcodes of merchandise they wish to […]
MasterCard has unveiled a new payment card that features a built-in display and touch-sensitive buttons. The company has partnered with Standard Chartered Bank Singapore to create Singapore’s first interactive payment card. Manufactured by NagraID Security, the MasterCard Display Card works like a regular payment card but is outfitted with an LCD display and touch-sensitive buttons which, according to the company, will allow users to One-Time Password (OTP) as an authentication […]
There are premium movie cineplexes that feature comfortable snooze couches as well as a concierge service, where pressing a single button at your seat will have a waiter dropping by, taking your order for whatever drinks and snacks that you want to have to accompany your movie watching experience. Well, here is something a little bit different – MasterCard is looking to empower movie goers with the ability to place […]
One of the “drawbacks” to the iPhone is its lack of NFC capabilities, although given the somewhat sluggish adoption of NFC and mobile payment services, we guess it’s not really a feature that most iPhone users will lament about. The good news (?) is that if you happen to be living in Taiwan, Chunghwa Telecom has launched a device that would give your iPhone NFC capabilities.
After being talked about for the past week, Google’s mobile payment system has been officially announced to the world. Called Google Wallet, this free Android app will allow users to make payments for products or services (at outlets that support the system) with an NFC-enabled mobile phone. Say goodbye to carrying cash or credit cards around – all you need to go on a shopping spree now is your phone.MasterCard, […]
According to the recently released results of a survey from MasterCard; it looks like the public, especially the younger generation, are willing to embrace NFC if it ever becomes the standard method of payment in the future. Though it wasn’t mentioned how many people were included in the survey, it is supposedly an accurate representation of the total US population ages 18 and over. From their findings, 63% of the […]
Google has started a partnership with both Mastercard and Citigroup in order to develop a Wave-to-Pay Mobile System for the Android platform, where this will utilize near-field communication (NFC), at least according to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). For the customer, such technology will enable payments to be processed in a move as simple as waving your Android-powered device right smack in front of a NFC reader, and Citibank has […]