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Mastercard and GrabPay Card launches Numberless card

The ride-hailing company Grab launches new GrabPay Card – a numberless card for over 53 million global merchants.

In partnership with Mastercard, Grab launches the new GrabPay Card –  a numberless physical card. It offers users first-rate security when transacting. It is available to over 53 million merchants that accept Mastercard cards.

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According to Mastercard, a user can take control of the card through the Grab app wherein they can view all their transactions when using the card. A user can also receive points whenever they purchase using the GrabPay Card.

“The GrabPay Card is a culmination of Grab’s ongoing partnership with Mastercard that aims to bring financial inclusion to the millions of underbanked and unbanked in Southeast Asia. The GrabPay digital and physical card vastly expands Grab’s offline and online merchant ecosystem, allowing users, regardless of whether they have bank account, to transact securely and easily online or offline, at nearly 53 million merchants worldwide that accept Mastercard cards,” Mastercard stated.

Rama Sridhar, Executive Vice President, Digital & Emerging Partnership and New Payment Flows, Asia Pacific, Mastercard said, “This partnership significantly expands Mastercards’ reach in Southeast Asia while helping Grab to rapidly scale up its global offering. As a result of this partnership, GrabPay users will be able to transact safely, securely and effortlessly with one of the first e-wallets from Southeast Asia that offers worldwide acceptance.”

Here are some of the features of GrabPay Card:

More Rewards – Grab users can now acquire reward points when using GarbPay Card every time they purchase.

More ways to Earn – GrabPay Card users can make a purchase at Mastercard’s 53 million merchants.

More Ways to Pay – Users can now add their GrabPay Card to their Samsung Pay wallet, offering another level of convenience to users.

E-commerce protection – Users can use the GrabPay Card for purchasing.

“As the leading everyday super app in Southeast Asia, we are at an inflection point in the adoption of digital payments. The GrabPay Card, powered by Mastercard, is a continued evolution of GrabPay. We will continue to add features to the wallet and card to enable our users to enjoy simpler, more flexible digital payments experience. This partnership with Mastercard moves us toward an open payments ecosystem, allowing users to earn and redeem reward points across millions of merchants and represents an important step for GrabPay in becoming a truly Asean wallet,” says Huey Tyng Ooi, Managing Director of GrabPay.

Launch in 2016, GrabPay is now the leading e-wallet in Southeast Asia. It has rolled out user interface upgrades that make mobile payments easy to use.