MasterCard is expected to increase investments in India where it has already grown by 30% in 2015-2016.
The investments will also be channelised towards the digital and ecommerce engine by partnering with small businesses and merchants and outbound travellers.
The company’s investment plans are in line with the Indian government’s “digital India” initiative and would help Indian consumers in digital payments in their daily lives.
MasterCard is also looking at a number of digital payment innovations which were to be launched in India in future including face recognition, Masterpass and other online payment methods. The company is eyeing to tap movie launches and sponsoring local sports as a part of its marketing campaigns.
1,600,000 Merchants ?
Thailand is an amazing country with huge potential. Today the must successful bank have for the last few years triple their number of
POS terminals, so called card acceptance terminals and now reached more than 120,000 locations.
e-Money in Thailand
Bang of Thailand informed the market players on August 14 how to handle and make rules for e-money A few interesting things,
worth to be mentioned is:
Bank of Thailand give guidelines that e-money issuers can put an expiration date. That's is very surprising due to the fact that there is an Consumer Act saying the opposite, issuer of electronic values can not put an expiration date.
If you have a card or an account with e-money and you go to an ATM machine to withdraw TB 100.00 but your balance is only TB 80.00, the provider, the issuer is not allowed to give a credit. e-money must be bought and then later used or withdrawn. Provider must allow you to withdraw the value.
So in reality today, August 2014 when mobile phone operators in Thailand, give you an AUTO CREDIT when your account run low, that is not allowed
There is a limit that an e-money card or voucher only can have TB 50,000 but no limitation on how many you can buy.
The way you find ViA
The SPACE in the shop has a value, you agree? So it is also important to see how much and where in the shop you have the best earnings.