MasterCard to Make Contactless Standard in Australia and New Zealand
MasterCard says that from October next year all of its cards issued in Australia and New Zealand will include PayPass contactless technology. (Finextra)
There are already 5.3 million PayPass cards in Australia that can be used at over 35,000 retail locations, including McDonald's, Bunnings and 7-Eleven.
As well as making all cards contactless from October 2012, MasterCard says new taxi firms, newsagents, bookstores, supermarkets, convenience stores, pharmacies, service stations, parking lots, fast food restaurants, cafes, bars, cinemas and theatres that accept its cards will have to have at least one PayPass enabled terminal.