MasterCard tries out QR codes for mobile payments

27 ianuarie 2012

Credit card giant MasterCard is to conduct its first pilot of QR code technology for making payments via a mobile phone. The pilot of the company’s QkR mobile application will take place in Australia in cooperation with upmarket La Premiere Hoyts cinemas and local financial institution Commonwealth Bank. The app enables cinema goers to order food and drinks from their cinema seats using a smartphone. The service will be piloted for several weeks at a number of Hoyts cinemas starting this month. Users equipped with an iPhone or Android handset can download the QkR app. Purchases are delivered directly to users’ seats.

In addition to the QC code-based app, MasterCard has worked with Commonwealth Bank on peer-to-peer payments between mobile phones and allowing users to make NFC-based payments at PayPass terminals using their handsets. Previously MasterCard demonstrated its QkR app at an event in New York. In addition to the more straightforward trial in Australia the card giant has also talked about innovative uses such as incorporating hand gestures into the app.

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Gabriela Nistor – director general adjunct BT

Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”

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In 23 septembrie 2019, BNR a anuntat infiintarea unui Fintech Innovation Hub pentru a sustine inovatia in domeniul serviciilor financiare si de plata. In acest sens, care credeti ca ar trebui sa fie urmatorul pas al bancii centrale?