MasterCard has launched its Travel Service program in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The program is now available to cardholders in the following markets: Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Guatemala.
Today, there are a total of 37 mobile money services in Latin America, accounting for roughly 14.9 million registered mobile money accounts, in 19 countries1 in the region. This includes seven new services launched in Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Panama and Peru since 2014.
MasterCard Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has launched MasterCard Travel Services for Platinum MasterCard and MasterCard Black cardholders.
MasterCard Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) has launched an enhanced suite of travel benefits for Platinum MasterCard and MasterCard Black cardholders. The new MasterCard Travel Services includes personal planning assistance, preferential treatment and savings/benefits/upgrades.
NY-based Regalii has expanded its remote bill pay platform to India. Regalii was the first company providing a mobile cross-border payment between US and Latin America.
Miami-based CenPOS has inked a mutually exclusive processing and acquiring services agreement with Bank of The Bahamas (BOB). These services include mobile processing, EBPP, integrated payment solutions, shopping carts, Point-to-Point encryption, tokenization, recurring billing, and Mobile Wallet.
Atlanta-based MobileRecharge.com has launched MobileRecharge, an app for iOS and Android devices. The app is free to download on App Store and Google Play.
Paying bills in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic from the U.S. has been made much easier with the launch of Xoom Bill Pay.
Austin, TX-based Mozido has rolled out an initial mobile loyalty pilot program with El Salvador QSR franchise, Mister Donut. El Salvador’s has a 124% mobile adoption rate.
MoneyGram announces a new channel to transfer money to Mexico at an unparalleled speed – in just 30 minutes. The launch of this near real-time service provides customers with a fast and secure option to send funds through the trusted MoneyGram network. This new offering complements MoneyGram’s strong bank account deposit network in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.
BlueKite international bill-payment solutions added Ecuador, Nicaragua and Panama to its network. BlueKite has developed proprietary technology that provides complementary payment options to millions of consumers who emigrated and still support friends and families back in their home countries. The new bill-payment services and utilities available through BlueKite include: Claro, CNT, ETAPA and EERSSA in Ecuador, Movistar and ENACAL in Nicaragua and IDAAN, ASEO, ENSA, SKY, CABLE ONDA, Claro TV and Claro in Panama. The company has been providing payment services to local billers including utilities and telecommunications companies in Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador.
Virtual Piggy integrated its youth-friendly payment system with Claire’s Stores, Inc. ecommerce website at www.claires.com. With over 1,500 stores in approximately 90% of all major U.S. shopping malls and in 35 countries outside of the U.S. Claire’s is a world-leading retailer of jewelry and accessories for young women, teens, tweens and girls. Virtual Piggy promotes financial management while empowering youth under 18 to make purchasing, saving and other money management decisions for themselves, within the boundaries setup by parents.