The banking giant has plans to modify 13,000 ATMs to accept near field communications (NFC) apps such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Android Pay and Microsoft Wallet, TechCrunch reported. Around 5,000 ATMs can already accept NFC signals and they have been programmed to accepted Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay.Read more
To add icing to the cake this is the second stock buyback program, MasterCard has launched in a year. Last year MasterCard started another $4 billion buyback program, but only $2.7 billion that money has been spent.
That means MasterCard is scheduled to buy back $5.3 billion worth of stock in the months ahead. That should have quite an impact because MasterCard had a market capitalization of $114.56 billion on December 7, 2016.Read more
So far you can only access Visa (NYSE: V) and MasterCard (MA) through Microsoft Wallet. American Express and Discover are not mentioned at its website. Just eight banks are mentioned but only two major US banks accept it; Bank of America and US Bank. One major Canadian Bank TD Bank is also mentioned at the website. Chase is listed there as coming soonRead more