Masterpass users will soon be able to scan Zapper QR codes. Photo: Facebook
DURBAN - Zapper and Mastercard have partnered to allow Masterpass users to pay at Zapper merchants.

Mastercard's digital payment service Masterpass can be used to scan a Zapper QR code using a smartphone.

According to Mastercard, the partnership between the companies has not be launched as yet. They said that they are working on the system integration and it will be launched in the near future.

The financial services company said that the new services will be functional at 20 000 Zapper merchants and 50 000 Masterpass enabled merchants across the country.

The Mastercard Division President, Mark Elliot, said that when shopping Masterpass users can scan a Zapper QRcode that will display at a point of the sale. They can also scan when buying online goods too.

Zapper is an app that allows consumers to pay bills quickly and easy. The CEO of Zapper South Africa, Will Heygate, said that the partnership will benefit everyone.

Mastercard partnerships

Recently Mastercard partnered with Pick n Pay and FoodForward SA to donate 1,2 million meals to South Africans through a project called "Tap to Feed".

This means that each time that a person makes a purchase at Pick n Pay with the "Tap and Go" payment option Mastercard will immediately donate a meal to a to "Tap and Feed".

Mastercard has also collaborated with the National Bank of Kuwait to introduce a new biometric card. The card will have integrated fingerprint sensor for extra security when making payments in a store.