Apple set to kick start mobile wallet with iPhone launch

Apple's Touch ID fingerprint reader

Multiple reports predict Apple will reveal partnerships with the major credit card providers as part of a new mobile wallet initiative that will be unveiled at the big annual iPhone launch, set for 9 September.

Promoting financial inclusion: Mastercard


Ann Cairns, President of International Markets at MasterCard, talks to Banking Technology at MWC2014 about the growth of electronic payments to reach unbanked customers in emerging markets.

Revolutionising commerce: MasterCard


Milan Gauder, Group Head of Emerging Payments, Europe at MasterCard, talks to Banking Tech at MWC2014 about mobile payments incorporating NFC and in-app payments. Both technologies have the opportunity to revolutionise commerce, he says.

Weve partners with MasterCard on in-store mobile payments

Weve has announced a partnership with MasterCard

The joint venture set up by UK’s mobile operators O2, Vodafone and EE — Weve — has announced a partnership with payment provider MasterCard. The two firms hope to accelerate usage of contactless mobile payments at the point of purchase in physical retail stores in Britain.

MasterCard takes controlling stake in mobile remittance service

MasterCard has teamed up with mobile payment solutions providers eServGlobal and BICS to extend the capabilities of their international mobile remittance platform HomeSend

Payment provider MasterCard has teamed up with mobile payment solutions providers eServGlobal and BICS to extend the capabilities of their international mobile remittance platform HomeSend. The three firms have set up a joint venture which uses the HomeSend platform, in which MasterCard will have a controlling share.

Telefónica appoints MasterCard chief to head financial services team

Pilar Aurrecoechea has joined Telefonica as Digital Financial Services Director

Operator group Telefónica has appointed a financial services veteran to lead up its Digital Financial Services unit. Pilar Aurrecoechea has been in the financial services sector for 25 years and will join the operator group’s innovation arm, Telefónica Digital, reporting into Vivek Dev, CEO of Digital Services.

Group Head, Emerging Payments, APMEA, Mastercard: “For remote payments…LTE will absolutely play a key role”

Philip Yen, Group Head, Emerging Payments, APMEA, Mastercard

Philip Yen, Group Head, Emerging Payments, APMEA, Mastercard is speaking on Day Two of the LTE Asia conference taking place on the 18th-19th September 2013 at the Suntec, Singapore. Ahead of the show we speak to him about the challenges of creating a mobile payments eco-system.

MasterCard: Beyond plastic payments


Jorn Lambert, Group Executive, Digital Convergence, MasterCard Worldwide talks to and Banking Technology about the world of payments ‘beyond plastic’, moving into the digital space.

iZettle launches in Germany

iZettle launches in Germany

Swedish firm iZettle has launched its mobile payment card reader service in Germany. The payment solutions provider has teamed up with financial institutions DZ Bank and Deutsche Telekom to provide small businesses with the ability to accept payments via Android and iOS smartphones.

Everything Everywhere signs with MasterCard on payment solutions

Everything Everywhere will work with MasterCard to develop mobile payment solutions in the UK

In a move to ignite mobile payments in the UK, operator group Everything Everywhere, formed by the merger of the Orange and T-Mobile brands in the country, has signed an exclusive, five-year partnership with payment processor MasterCard. The two firms said that they plan to develop mobile and digital payment solutions for the operator’s 27 million-strong subscriber base, by combining their financial and technological assets to create new payment products and services.

Google moves Wallet to cloud, adds more cards to offering

Google moves its Wallet service to the cloud and facilitates more card providers

In an attempt to ignite take up of its m-wallet offering, Google has launched a cloud-based version of its wallet for its US users. As a result, users can now add Visa, American Express and Discover credit and debit cards, as well as MasterCard, to their wallet.

Deutsche Telekom teams up with MasterCard on mobile wallet

DT teams up with MasterCard for mobile financial services in Germany and Poland

German operator Deutsche Telekom has signed a European partnership deal with payment provider MasterCard to enable consumers to use their mobile phones as an electronic wallet.

Intel and MasterCard team up on NFC

Intel and MasterCard aim to enable Ultrabook Intel-based PC users to make online payments safer

Intel has teamed up with payment provider MasterCard in a drive to provide more options for a safer and simpler check-out process for online merchants and consumers using Ultrabook or netbook type devices and future generations of Intel-based PCs.

Etisalat launches NFC payment service in UAE

Etisalat's NFC service will initially be available on BlackBerry 9900 devices

UAE operator Etisalat has teamed up with MasterCard Worldwide to launch cashless mobile payments programme in the country. The system uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to authorise everyday transactions via a smartphone.

Isis in crisis?

Isis looks to have done a U-Turn on its relationship with card providers

Isis, a mobile payments joint-venture between AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile in the US, has scaled back its initial plans to roll out its own mobile payment network in favour of an m-wallet-style offering.

MasterCard gets Orange man for mobile money plan

Mung-Ki Woo is joining the company as group executive for mobile, taking on global responsibility for mobile payments

The chief of electronic payments and transactions at France Telecom’s Orange group has jumped ship, to head up the mobile unit at MasterCard Worldwide.