PARIS, France – MasterCard Worldwide and ING bank have launched a trial in the Netherlands enabling bank staffers to shop on the Web and then make online payments with a PayPass application stored on a secure element in their NFC phones.
The cloud-based payment trial offers a glimpse of the type of technology MasterCard is considering introducing to bring about convergence of online and offline payments under its PayPass brand.
MasterCard demonstrated the online PayPass service Tuesday at the Cartes trade fair in Paris. In the trial, which began in October and will run through March, users can shop on a Web site on a PC then transfer the shopping basket to their smartphone, by scanning a QR code on the site. Or they can shop on the mobile Internet directly on the smartphone.