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MasterCard, mFoundry team up on Mobile Payments

mFoundry will integrate the new MasterPass digital service with its mobile banking solutions.

MasterCard today announced it is rolling out a new service called MasterPass, a digital wallet service the company says is the next generation of its PayPass e-commerce wallet.

Announced at the Mobile World Congress conference in Barcelona, MasterPass will be integrated into mobile banking and payments provider mFoundry's mobile banking solution and will be available to mFoundry's approximately 900 bank customers.

MasterCard also announced that mFoundry will create a digital wallet service using the MasterPass APIs to provide its customers with a MasterPass-connected wallet as part of its mobile banking platform. The service will be available to mFoundry’s customer banks in early 2014 with pilots expected to launch in 2013.

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Bryan Yurcan is associate editor for Bank Systems and Technology. He has worked in various editorial capacities for newspapers and magazines for the past 8 years. After beginning his career as a municipal and courts reporter for daily newspapers in upstate New York, Bryan has ... View Full Bio

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2/25/2013 | 9:17:03 PM
re: MasterCard, mFoundry team up on Mobile Payments
Interesting to see this kind of partnership take place between a credit issuer and a tech vendor. I wonder how much more partnerships on the m-wallet front between different banks, cards providers, telcos, and tech companies could help in increasing public awareness and customer adoption of m-wallets.
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