Consumers can now use their Microsoft account for fast and secure checkouts at retailers that accept Masterpass without needing to reenter their information.
“We are deeply committed to powering a secure and optimized shopping experience that consumers and merchants deserve. Integrating technologies like Microsoft Pay with Masterpass will help the industry move to standards-based payments. Microsoft is a great partner and we will continue to collaborate with Microsoft to make shopping a better experience on all devices,” Raj Dhamodharan, senior vice president of Digital Solutions at Mastercard, said in a blog post.
As for online shopping, U.S.-based consumers can simply use the latest Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10 devices to sign in to their Microsoft account and use Microsoft Pay to make secure purchases wherever Masterpass is accepted online. They can also pay bills in Outlook, as well as buy goods or services in apps or bots.
“We are always seeking to enhance our users’ shopping experience in a secure and simple manner, and this latest release does that by leveraging the growing Masterpass network,” says Will White, partner group program manager at Microsoft. “We will continue to seek opportunities to enhance the shopping experience by leveraging standards and working with innovative partners like Mastercard.”
This is just the latest partnership for Mastercard, which announced in April that Phillips 66 will integrate Masterpass into its My Phillips 66 App later in 2018. Masterpass will soon be accepted at the more than 6,500 Phillips 66, Conoco and 76 locations in the U.S.
And late last year, Mastercard and Scotiabank announced that Scotiabank customers now have access to fast and secure online payments via Scotiabank Masterpass. In a press release at the time, the companies said whether paying for food online or shopping for gifts, Scotiabank customers can now use the Scotiabank Masterpass wallet at thousands of merchants for online and in-app purchases.