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MasterPass™ launches in South Africa

Shoppers in South Africa will be the first in the Middle East and Africa region to experience MasterPass™, a simpler, quicker, safer and more convenient way to shop online.

Launched today in Johannesburg, MasterPass allows consumers to store all their MasterCard or other branded credit, debit or cheque card information, and shipping and billing address details securely in one place. This gives them the ability to make secure online payments at MasterPass merchant sites without the repeated hassle of entering these details each time.

“The world we shop in is constantly evolving and the ways we pay should keep pace. With a single click, tap or touch of the MasterPass button at checkout, consumers can access their preferred digital wallet and authenticate a payment with a secure PIN,” says Mark Hearne, Head of Business Development, MasterCard, South Africa.
Standard Bank is the first local bank to offer a digital wallet powered by MasterPass via the Standard Bank MasterPass app. The free app is available for download from the Apple, Android or BlackBerry app stores.

Read the full press release, and view the MasterPass Digital Press Kit for an infographic, photographs, video and more.