From Windows 10 device, customers will soon be able to shop online with Microsoft Wallet and pay online using "Masterpass," the omni-channel digital payment service from Mastercard.
The new agreement means that Mastercard users will be able to use Microsoft Wallet's secure, mobile payment system to shop at the hundreds of thousands of merchants that accept Masterpass. The integration will start rolling out to consumers in early 2017.
By bringing the Masterpass to Microsoft Wallet, users of Windows 10 phones, tablets and desktops that are also Mastercard cardholders will have a simple and secure way to pay online, SVP Mastercard writes. Adding, "more than 400 million Windows 10 devices will soon be able to shop at thousands of online merchants that accept Masterpass," he said.
Just how soon this integration would begin functioning remains unclear though. While Google announced of the integration of Mastercard within its Android Pay will arrive in "early 2017."
Back in June, Microsoft revealed that Chase would be one of several banks to support its Wallet, and said that that support would be "coming soon". But earlier this month, Chase revealed that that support won't come until next year - much later than many had expected.
Further he notes, additionally with Masterpass support, users will also get benefits such as: "Masterpass multiple layers of security including EMV standard tokenization and encryption, will get even more secure with Windows Hello technology."
Additionally, this partnerships will also enable Microsoft Wallet to reach a growing network of online merchants across the world accepting millions of secure transactions.