October 27, 2016
Mastercard this week unveiled agreements with several companies that will enable U.S. consumers that use digital or mobile wallets to make payments online. The Purchase, N.Y.-based card network said it has partnered with Google, Samsung and Microsoft (in addition to Capital One, announced earlier) so U.S. Mastercard holders can pay online at Masterpass-enabled merchants using Android Pay, Samsung Pay and Microsoft Wallet. Mastercard said the service will be available to U.S. consumers using those wallets sometime in early 2017.
“The integration of Masterpass with multiple digital wallets demonstrates that Mastercard is committed to scaling the digital commerce opportunity in a way that promotes interoperability,” said Jordan McKee, senior analyst at 451 Research, in a Mastercard press release. “This is an important step in the continued evolution of Masterpass that serves to expand its value to merchants, issuers and cardholders alike.”
Mastercard said Masterpass is accepted by hundreds of thousands of merchants in 33 countries with two more set to come online before the end of this year.