14 June, 2016
Tesco Bank and MasterCard form a payments partnership
Tesco Bank and MasterCard have today announced a strategic partnership to enhance mobile and digital payments at the retailer to make it easier for Tesco customers to pay. The partnership will identify and deliver new safe and secure digital payments solutions for customers when shopping in-store, online and on mobile devices.
Mark Loch, Digital Wallet and Group Payments Strategy Director, Tesco Bank said: “We want to make shopping at Tesco as simple and easy as possible, whether that’s in store, online or on your mobile device. This agreement with MasterCard will allow us to utilise the expertise of both organisations to ensure paying at Tesco couldn’t be easier.”
Mark Barnett, President of MasterCard UK & Ireland said: “Tesco has recognised how important mobile and digital payments are for customers. As today’s shopper’s shift between online, mobile and in-store transactions depending on the circumstances, this partnership will strengthen Tesco’s payment offerings with new safe, secure and convenient solutions for customers.”
For more information and media enquiries please contact:
Adam Treslove (Tesco Bank)
+44 (0) 7496 117 855
Tesco Bank’s goal is to make banking and insurance easier and better value for people who shop at Tesco. We’ve been around since 1997 and today we help more than 6 million customers every day with everything from insuring their pets, to buying their first home. Our 4,000 colleagues serve our customers seven days a week from our four main centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle, and we are also available through online and mobile banking 24/7.
Tesco Bank is a trading name of Tesco Personal Finance plc. Registered in Scotland No. 173199. Registered Address: Interpoint Building, 22 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh, EH12 5BH. www.tescobank.com
MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardUKbiz, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.
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