The world is going through an unprecedented time due to the spread of Covid-19. There is no facet of human life untouched from the impact of this pandemic. A large part of population is working, studying, and shopping from home in order to stay safe and keep wheel of life running. At the same time, …
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In Mastercard global consumer survey, nearly eight in 10 say they use contactless payments Between February and March, tap-and-go transactions in Asia Pacific grew 2.5 times faster than non-contactless transactions in the grocery and drug store categories Asia Pacific leads worldwide in contactless usage; majority of consumers believe it is the cleaner, safer way to …
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Mastercard’s unwavering commitment to making transactions more convenient, safe and seamless through tap-and-go card payments has taken on new urgency and importance as the spread of COVID-19 highlights the imperative for “contact-free” environments and experiences as much as possible.

Starting today New Zealand cardholders are able to spend up to NZ$200 using their contactless Mastercard without entering a PIN number – enabling a safer, faster way to pay AUCKLAND, NZ – April 9, 2020 – Mastercard has announced a temporary increase to the contactless payment limits in New Zealand from NZ$80 to NZ$200, as …
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Mastercard has today announced that contactless payment limits in Australia will increase from AU$100 to AU$200 for consumers with Mastercards, enabling more transactions to take place without the need to touch a PIN pad.