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Africa and Middle East: Fastest growing payment cards areas in the world

Africa and the Middle East is now the world’s fastest-growing regions in terms of payment cards.

  • Customer Experience

Mastercard rolls out Tap-To-Pay to 80+ city transport systems

Mastercard has announced several partnerships that will enable contactless payments to be used on public transport in more than 80 cities around the word.

  • Customer Experience

A third of consumers ready to go cashless

Over a third of Europeans and Americans would be happy to not use cash and use electronic methods of payments.

  • Tech trends

Biometric mobile payments set to surge 230% in 2017

The number of mobile payments authenticated by biometrics will increase to nearly $2 billion this year, up from $600 million in 2016, according to research from Juniper Research.

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Mastercard, Union Pay and Visa launch unique QR code in Thailand

Discover Standardized Quick Response (QR) Code for payments, facilitating Thailand’s transition to a cashless society.

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Alipay and Wechat payments reach almost $3 trillion

Alipay and WeChat Pay facilitated a total of $2.9 trillion in digital payments in China last year.

  • Tech trends