MasterCard To Introduce New Mobile Wallet in Japan

September 17, 2013, Written By Natalie Rutledge

MasterCard has announced it will soon launch a contemporary mobile wallet in Japan that utilizes near field communication. This combines their digital service PayPass with DNP’s mobile wallet and C-SAM’s mobile transaction software.

The new program will allow users to pay for items at the checkout counter even faster and easier than currently possible. In addition to contactless payment options, this program will allow for consumers to scan bar codes with their phones.

Additionally, consumers will gain access to special coupon offers based on their spending habits, which should improve their shopping experiences. The program will alert consumers about loyalty programs and discount offers they may not have known about otherwise.

The mobile wallet should work with most modern smartphones as NFC technology has become standard in the majority of newer phones.

Developments like this show just how well MasterCard is adapting to changing dynamics in the credit card industry. This is sure to facilitate organic growth for the company. MasterCard already has similar programs running in Singapore, and others are expected in the future.



The information contained within this article was accurate as of September 17, 2013. For up-to-date
information on any of the terms, cards or offers mentioned above, visit the issuer's website.


About Natalie Rutledge

Natalie Rutledge majored in Communications at Mississippi State University. She was in sales for a number of businesses and spent nine years working as a communications advisor to various entities. Natalie can be contacted directly at [email protected]
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