Mango powers in-app purchase capability for convenient and secure travel payments

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JOHANNESBURG, 28 May 2015 Consumers booking flights through low cost airline Mango’s mobile apps can now make secure and convenient payments using MasterPass, MasterCard’s digital wallet service.

Travellers can pay for flights booked through the Mango mobile app, available on all major operating platforms (Android, Blackberry 10, iOS and Windows 8.1) by selecting MasterPass as the payment option, completing their purchase with a single touch without leaving the application. This checkout process creates a seamless purchase experience, supported by the highest levels of security.

“Consumers want to shop and pay in a way that suits their lifestyle. Whether it’s in-store, online or on-the-go, the payment experience needs to be simple and fast, while being safe and secure,” says Mark Elliott, Division President, MasterCard, South Africa. “This is the first MasterPass in-app feature to go live in South Africa. The evolution of the digital wallet from an e-commerce to an in-app channel enables consumers to adopt their preferred payment method.”

“Mango continually pursues innovation across its business and we remain the only African airline to offer mobile apps for booking and payment on the go. The addition of MasterCard’s innovative MasterPass product to our range of payment methods is a welcome addition to Mango’s existing wide payment method acceptance portfolio,” says Mango spokesperson, Hein Kaiser.

MasterPass allows consumers to store all their MasterCard or other branded credit or debit card information, and shipping and billing address details, securely in one place. This means they can make secure online and in-app payments without the repeated hassle of entering these details each time they want to complete a transaction.

Before accessing the Mango app to pay with MasterPass, consumers need to download and install the MasterPass app on their mobile device, which is free for download from the iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry app stores. Standard Bank is the first local bank to offer a digital wallet powered by MasterPass, but the service can be used by consumers who bank with any South African bank.


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