Kalixa scores global MasterCard acquirer test cards gig

Source: Kalixa Group

Kalixa Group today announced that it has been selected by MasterCard to issue a version of its award winning Kalixa Pay prepaid card to every newly accredited acquirer for testing.

The card enables live testing of MasterCard acceptance - including online and PayPass transactions - to ensure a simple, seamless and secure integration process for every new acquirer joining the MasterCard network.

The global initiative further strengthens Kalixa's six year relationship with MasterCard on a variety of services.

"The importance of testing all aspects of an acceptance infrastructure and ensuring systems are working before rollout cannot be overstated," said Kamran Hedjri, COO at Kalixa Group. "We are enormously proud that MasterCard has selected Kalixa Pay to be used by acquirers around the world to test their systems. We look forward to helping support the efficient and smooth roll-out of acquirer services in markets across the world."

"The growing strategic partnership with MasterCard is a testament to Kalixa's next generation payment technology. The issuance of our prepaid card globally is an important milestone for Kalixa," continued Hedjri.

The Kalixa prepaid card, allows testing in live-mode across any kind of payment acceptance including POS, ATM, stand alone and integrated terminals. Foreign currency transactions, and Chip and PIN authentication capabilities can also be tested using the card. Additionally, the Kalixa card will be used during MasterCard's Acquirer-End-to-End-Demonstration (AETED) service, delivered by MasterCard accredited service providers to acquirers. 

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