Mastercard and Lloyds Bank partner on new Open Banking checkout solution

July 26, 2021 | By James Thorpe
- Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking will be utilising Mastercard’s Open Banking Merchant Payment Solution to launch PayFrom Bank.
- The solution enables individuals to make online payments directly from their bank accounts, giving consumers more choice over how they pay and providing merchants with instant settlement of funds
- United Response, a charity supporting vulnerable people, is the first merchant to sign up.

London, 26 July 2021: Mastercard and Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking have partnered to deliver a new Open Banking payment solution to Lloyds Bank’s business clients.

Lloyds Bank’s PayFrom Bank, enabled by Mastercard’s Open Banking Merchant Payment Solution, lets consumers make payments on an organisation’s website directly from their bank account, without having to enter any payment details.  

The solution – which is compatible with most retail bank accounts – gives consumers greater choice over how they pay and enhances their user experience by providing a quick, secure and seamless payment option without the need to remember passwords or input data.

Meanwhile, merchants benefit from a cost-effective payment method that supports their working capital by settling funds immediately.

Mastercard and Lloyds Bank’s partnership will help to move open banking account-to-account (A2A) payments into the mainstream. PayFrom Bank combines Mastercard’s Payment Gateway capabilities and its Open Banking Connect platform – a universal connection to financial institutions’ Open Banking functionality – to deliver a merchant A2A payment solution that covers around 95% of UK bank accounts leveraging Open Banking APIs.

Initial interest in PayFrom Bank is coming from charities for online donations and wallet funding use cases such as investment accounts, although it can be used for any payment scenario. United Response, a charity that provides support to people with learning difficulties, autism, and mental health needs, is the first merchant to go live with the proposition.

Kelly Devine, Divisional President of Mastercard UK and Ireland, said: “Our Open Banking Merchant Payment Solution offers merchants and consumers an alternative to card based payments and even greater choice over how they checkout. Merchants can now provide their customers with a wider range of payment methods without needing to store payer account details. It also removes friction for consumers as all payer details are automatically populated, meaning there’s no risk of entering the wrong account details. We’re excited to be partnering with Lloyds who has a strong pipeline of merchants waiting to sign up to PayFrom Bank.”

Mastercard’s Open Banking Merchant Payment Solution is available as a white-label solution. Financial institutions – such as Lloyds Banking Group – are able to easily integrate with it and instantly access the majority of UK bank accounts through Open Banking Connect.

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James Thorpe, Mastercard
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Suman Hughes , Mastercard
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Calum Anderson , Lloyds Bank
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