NatWest has become the first UK bank to offer Mastercard’s Click to Pay service to all its customers.
Having been in trial at the bank for several months, Click to Pay allows users to load multiple cards onto their mobile devices and make online purchases at guest checkouts without the need to enter card details and passwords. Users simply open their profile and tap on the Click to Pay icon at participating retailers to automatically fill out order forms and confirm their purchase.
This system enhances security by masking card numbers to prevent fraud, and it also automatically updates card details if a new card is issued.
NatWest has collaborated with Mastercard to register customer profiles and debit cards for Click to Pay, and the service will soon be extended to credit cards as well.
Salim Secretary, head of payment schemes, partnerships, and commercial, NatWest, says: “We’ve made it as easy as possible for customers to start using Click to Pay – there is no sign-up required and the service can be used on any site with the Click to Pay logo.”
Kelly Devine, president, UK and Ireland at Mastercard, adds: “Most people still use guest checkouts when they shop online, so Click to Pay saves hassle and the need to remember lots of different passwords. Around one in three consumer debit cards in the UK are now issued on Mastercard’s network, and we’re working with our partners, like NatWest, to make sure their customers have access to the very best payment innovation and technology.”