The Metro in Mexico City is the most used public transport, so that all innovation is of great importance for inhabitants to be able to use this resource more user-friendly. Since last year, the Collective Transport System Metro introduced its first debit card in addition to providing the possibility of paying each way, allowed to make purchases in all shops that accept Mastercard.
The arrival of this card was a collaboration of the Government of the CDMX with Mastercard, and had a great reception despite the fact that only distribute in the ticket offices of the line 7. Faced with this situation, the main banks operating in the country are already developing debit cards serve as ticket for access to transport.
According to El Universal, Guillermo Escobar, Vice president of Developing Markets of Mexico and Central america, Mastercard, bet is that the technology of payroll cards can be implemented throughout the banking with the ability to have access to the Metro.
As long as the users have a credit card, you will be able to enter the public transport instead of making rows huge in box office. This will be of great utility to all citizens who receive their salary through a payroll card or debit card; in addition, it does not have to carry two plastics in their everyday life, but to be able to do everything yourself.
The first card began to be issued last year, already managed to distribute more than 500 thousand units, due to the ease that it offers to the users, so it is expected that with the new ones that are made by allied banks to Mexico, there is a greater success.
In turn, Escobar commented that the idea is that all the shops already start to accept this type of payments electronic so there are no limitations, as with the Metro card Mastercard, there are businesses that do not accept it, but perhaps with the backing of the banks, could all be different.
Still not confirmed the exact date for which the cards begin to be used, but it is expected that could be implemented in the second half of the year.
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