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MasterCard to Power #SamsungPay in the U.S.

We live in a time when our mobile devices are an extension of ourselves. From the way we connect with friends and family to the way we buy groceries, our “digital world” has shifted dramatically, and we increasingly want to be able to pay when, where and how we want.


BankofAmerica-SPay_In-Situ_Grocery_W_FM_HEarlier this year at Mobile World Congress, we announced our global partnership with Samsung to bring Samsung Pay to MasterCard cardholders and just last month we shared the news that we’ll also be powering Samsung Pay when it launches in Europe. Today we’re excited to share that cardholders in the U.S. will be able to make safe, secure and seamless payments with their MasterCard via Samsung Pay beginning this fall. Samsung first announced the news at its Unpacked event today in New York City.

For MasterCard cardholders, here are the top three things you need to know when Samsung Pay goes “live” in September: 

  • Who can use Samsung Pay? Samsung Pay will be preloaded on some of the latest Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 and will also be available as a free software upgrade to enable Samsung Pay on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices. Once launched, U.S. cardholders will be able to make safe, seamless and secure payments with their MasterCard consumer credit, debit and select prepaid and small business cards.
  • Paying with your MasterCard = All the same protections you’re used to AND MORE! Our MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) is making safe and secure payments possible for cardholders who pay via Samsung Pay. MDES is one of the most secure payments technologies in the world. For consumers and merchants alike, this means that every purchase made with a MasterCard using Samsung Pay offers the same enhanced security and benefits of a digital MasterCard transaction including the latest tokenization technology. 
  • Where can I use Samsung Pay? Samsung Pay works at virtually any merchant terminal in the U.S. Cardholders shopping on the go can use the MasterCard Nearby app which, among many other benefits, can help you locate hundreds of thousands of merchants that accept contactless payments.

Check out the video below to learn more about how to make simple, safe and secure everyday payments with your MasterCard via Samsung Pay.