Several major US merchants including Neiman Marcus and Office Depot have opted to allow payments using the Masterpass digital wallet.
MasterPass will soon also be available on Blue Nile, Broadway.com, Chegg, Fareportal|CheapO Air, Market America|SHOP.COM, Neiman Marcus, Office Depot and Rue La La, as well as on the American Red Cross site for donations.
MasterPass enables consumers to pay with any enrolled payment card, anywhere online or in app, using any device, without having to enter detailed payment shipping information with every purchase.
“Consumers like shopping but paying for things online can be challenging,” said Michael Cyr, group executive for MasterCard North American market development. “MasterPass helps turn every online payment experience into an express checkout lane.”
Mastercard is working with Stripe to expedite the payment process for American sellers on the latter's marketplaces using the instant payouts feature from Stripe.
Lloyds has launched biometric finger print authentication for mobile banking.
Barclaycard has partnered with Case Station, a company that makes personalised phone cases, to embed contactless technology in the latter's smartphone cases.
Digital challenger bank, N26, which has been live for one and a half years and has more than 200,000 customers, rolled out a new feature that allows its customers to transfer money using Siri. All they have to do is talk to it.