Consumers in Japan to benefit from a more seamless, speedy and secure online shopping checkout process

Tokyo, 5 March 2015: MasterCard and online payment solutions provider VeriTrans Inc., a subsidiary of econtext ASIA Limited that is expanding online payment services across Asia, announced today a partnership to expand merchant acceptance of MasterCard’s digital payment solution MasterPassTM in Japan.

The MasterPass online payment functionality will now be added to the VeriTrans3G service in Japan. VeriTrans provides e-commerce operators with a comprehensive platform for online payments, including via credit card, convenience stores and many other payments services. E-commerce businesses that use VeriTrans3G can adopt MasterPass without having to modify their systems significantly. As MasterPass merchants, they will be able to offer their customers a fast and seamless online checkout experience, thereby reducing cart abandonment.

MasterPass, which was launched in 2013, is now accepted at over 85,000 merchants sites in sixteen countries including China, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States. The global availability of MasterPass will expand further in the coming future.

About VeriTrans and VeriTrans3G

VeriTrans is a subsidiary of econtext ASIA Limited (HKEx: 1390), the e-commerce payment business within the Digital Garage Group. Under its mission of freeing e-commerce operators to focus on their core businesses, VeriTrans provides the VeriTrans3G platform for handling comprehensive payments via credit card, e-money, convenience stores, banks, mobile carriers and point cards, as well as various international payments and other payment services offered by VeriTrans. By adding the “trAd” logo to their websites, e-commerce operators can utilize diverse, low-cost payment services from VeriTrans, basically using their existing systems. VeriTrans is now expanding its electronic payment platform beyond Japan, with a focus on the rest of Asia.

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About MasterCard

MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.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 @MasterCardAP and @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

Contacts:

MasterCard
Miki Koiwai, (03) 5728-5237, miki_koiwai@mastercard.com

Weber Shandwick
Toko Kagami, (03) 5427-7383, tkagami@webershandwick.com
Kayo Kojima (03) 5427-7403, kkojima@webershandwick.com

VeriTrans
Corporate Branding
(03)- 6367-1500, pr@veritrans.jp