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Microsoft Pay Is Now Available With Masterpass

Microsoft Pay now supports Masterpass by Mastercard, so that consumers can use their Microsoft account for fast and secure checkouts at their favorite retailers that accept Masterpass, without the need to reenter their information.

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Mastercard Wins Patent to Speed Up Cryptocurrency Transactions

Mastercard has secured the patent for managing “fractional reserves of blockchain currency.” This could lead to the formulation of faster transaction process for payments through digital currencies possibly through a credit card.

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Wirecard, Mastercard Expand Existing Partnership for Contactless Payments

Wirecard and Mastercard announced plans to expand their existing partnership to promote digital, contactless payments via wearables. The expanded partnership will immediately make Wirecard available in Germany via Garmin Pay. The firms said additional projects are in the works that will make mobile payments available via smartwatch.

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Worldpay and Mastercard Enter New Digital Payments Partnership

Worldpay and Mastercard’s partnership includes the launch of the Pay By Bank app by the start of 2019.Worldpay and Mastercard have entered a strategic partnership, aimed at expanding acceptance options and making digital payments more secure.

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Global Mastercard Payment Outages Lead to Consumer Complaints

An outage caused Mastercard customers around the world to be blocked from using their credit cards. It was not clear what caused the outage, which led to a number of complaints to banks and other card issuers, from customers across much of Europe and the U.S., who were unable to complete their payments. The U.K.

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Mastercard: Biometric Payments to Take Centre Stage Under PSD2

Mastercard is forecasting a bright future for biometric technology, as new rules on strong customer authentication under PSD2 come into force across Europe. The European rules aim to tackle online fraud, by increasing the number of transactions subject to two factors of authentication by the payer.

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Mastercard Urges Customers Towards Cashless Payments

Mastercard is pushing for a bigger uptake of cashless payments, but the company reassured consumers it has massive contingency plans for IT failures like those that blocked millions of transactions at rival Visa.

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Visa, Mastercard Close to Settle Issues Over Card Swipe Fees

Visa and Mastercard are close to settling a long-running antitrust lawsuit with merchants over the fees they pay while they accept card payments, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Mastercard Send Debuts in the UK With Real-Time Payments to Bank Accounts

In the first service offered by Mastercard after integrating Vocalink last year, and with an eye on real-time payments, Mastercard Send is launching in the United Kingdom.

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Mastercard Unveils Solutions to Underpin Open Banking Transformation

Mastercard is to develop a new suite of services designed to build trust in the new open banking ecosystem amongst consumers, banks, retailers and third parties, as well as simplifying and streamlining their interactions with each other.

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Mastercard Is Looking to Integrate Its Payment Tech Into Google and Amazon Voice Assistants

Mastercard is looking at ways to integrate its payments system into voice assistants made by Google and Amazon to let people pay by talking to a device, a top executive from the company told CNBC on Monday. The U.S.

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Mastercard Survey Links Commercial Cards to Savings

A new report from Mastercard links use of commercial cards to cost savings for businesses, according to reports in Verdict.

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