Shoppers given the option to make safe digital payments for parking

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Durban, 13 August 2015 The 1.8 million visitors per month that visit The Pavilion in Durban, now have the option to pay for their parking using MasterPass, MasterCard’s digital wallet service. This is the first MasterPass parking payment feature to go live in South Africa.

Using digital payments to pay for parking removes the frustration that all shoppers experience at some point, including long queues, not having enough coins or the parking payment machine not accepting notes.

Shoppers at The Pavilion can now take their parking ticket as usual when they enter the mall’s parking area. When they’re ready to leave, they open the MasterPass application and scan the QR code printed on their parking ticket.

They then enter the parking ticket number, choose a pre-loaded payment card to complete the transaction, and enter their unique ATM or One-Time Pin (OTP). This completes the transaction, and they can proceed to the exit – without having to queue or fumble for cash at the pay station.

“Paying for parking is a pet hate for most consumers,” says Mark Elliott, Division President, MasterCard, South Africa. “We aim to make their experience easier, quicker and more convenient by introducing a solution that doesn’t require cash.  MasterPass is a solution that is easy to use, and one that can be easily rolled out at parkades across the country.”

MasterPass is a free and available from the iOS, Android, Windows or BlackBerry app stores.

Click here to see just how easy it is to pay with MasterPass

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About MasterPass

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. 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.

About MasterCard

MasterCardwww.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard’s products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNewsjoin the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau

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Geraldine Trennery, MasterCard, geraldine_trennery@mastercard.com, +27 76 301 0264