MasterCard Launches Online Bill Pay Service for MasterCard® Prepaid Programs
MasterCard Worldwide today announced a new bill pay service for MasterCard® prepaid card issuers and program managers, and their cardholders. This new service leverages the capabilities of payment platform and services provider Aliaswire, combined with the industry-leading bill payment solutions of MasterCard RPPS, to offer MasterCard prepaid partners a feature-rich bill payment service that integrates easily with their prepaid card program, and enables MasterCard prepaid cardholders to conveniently pay bills online or via telephone.
Through MasterCard Online Bill Pay, MasterCard prepaid cardholders can easily schedule and make bill payments to anyone directly through their provider’s cardholder website. For added convenience, payments can also be made via telephone, in English or Spanish. To help manage and track bill payments, cardholders can view payments once posted and set reminders for upcoming due dates to help avoid late payments.
“The process of paying bills just got a lot more convenient for Prepaid MasterCard cardholders who now will have access to a simple, easy to use bill payment service,” said Laura Kelly, senior vice president, Global Prepaid & Debit Product Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide.
“By integrating the strength of our existing prepaid offering and the bill payment resources and expertise of MasterCard RPPS with the valuable payment functionalities from Aliaswire, we are delivering an advanced bill pay solution that supports our commitment to provide our prepaid partners with innovative and effective ways to deliver value to cardholders and help ensure profitable long-term customer relationships.”
Through an agreement with Aliaswire, MasterCard will leverage Aliaswire’s PayVox™ electronic bill payment solution, designed specifically for prepaid cardholders. This new service allows for fast, easy and secure integration with an issuer’s infrastructure, eliminating integration fees.
In addition, the service enables delivery of electronic bill payments to more than 6,000 national and regional U.S. merchants via MasterCard RPPS – the largest online database of billers available – which helps eliminate the cost and hassles for issuers to form direct relationships with bill payment service providers.
“For the large percentage of consumers who still rely on traditional payment methods to pay their bills, this new bill pay service from MasterCard provides them with access to a value-added convenience using their prepaid card and helps make their lives easier,” continued Kelly.