Mastercard brings Masterpass QR technology to India

28th November 2016
Mastercard  brings  Masterpass QR technology to India
James Anderson, Executive VP-Digital Payments and Solutions at Mastercard & Porush Singh, Division President - Mastercard, South Asia launching MasterPass QR from an autoriksha

Scan QR code to make cashless payment
Bangalore November 28 2916:  Mastercard the global  payments leader,  has brought   the QR or Quick Response code version of their  Masterpass payment technology to India -- offering yet another option for  customers with bank accounts to make cashless payments at  suitably equipped  points of sales. using just their mobile phones.
Ratnakar Bank Limited (RBL Bank) is the first bank in India to integrate the Masterpass QR service into its mobile platform,  the OnGo digital wallet, powered in conjunction with India Transact Services. The OnGo wallet will host a virtual prepaid Mastercard that customers can use for cashless transactions, including for paying taxi and auto rickshaw fares.
Says Porush Singh, Division President, Mastercard, South Asia: "With Masterpass QR, we are advancing the use of cashless payment methods to limit the flow of cash in the economy and take decisive steps toward realizing the dream of Digital India.”
Adds Sujatha Mohan, Head, Digital Initiatives, RBL Bank: At RBL Bank, we have always strived to be at the forefront of cutting-edge digital payment solutions for our customers. We are bullish on products that simplify the payment process and eliminate the need for cash. Frictionless payment solutions such as P2M will go a long way in making India a cashless economy.”

This is how  Masterpass QR works for the customer who --
-  Launches his smartphone application that has been enabled for Masterpass QR
-  Scans the merchant QR code displayed at merchant point-of-sale
-  Enters the transaction amount to initiate payment
-  Confirms the transaction with a PIN
-  Receives instant confirmation of successful funds transfer|
-  Collects goods when merchant receives payment notification

The success of all such cashless options, is dependent on how many merchants and points of sale are geared for  QR based payments