MANAMA: Mastercard has enabled Masterpass for Batelco and Arab Financial Services (AFS) digital mobile wallet and payment solution, bWallet opening up online shopping as well as in-app and in-store purchases.
With the integration of Masterpass, bWallet will be accepted at seven million merchant locations in 107 countries.
This is in addition to the more than 65 brands with over 300 retail outlets that have signed up to make bWallet available to their customers.
Mastercard Bahrain country manager Samrat Raj said, “The integration of our Masterpass technology in bWallet is set to offer new levels of convenience and security to users in Bahrain while bringing further momentum to the adoption of cashless systems across the region.”
AFS chief executive B Chandrasekhar said the firm was pleased to partner with Mastercard for the Masterpass initiative which “widens the acceptance network for bWallet – a fast contactless and secure payment experience”.
Batelco chief marketing officer Abderrahman Mounir said plans for further developments to bWallet were ongoing and would be adopted as financial technology and customer needs continued to evolve.
All mobile phone users can download the bWallet app from Apple’s App Store or Google’s Play Store.