Paris, France – June 13, 2016— MasterCard will offer its business partners, access to Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments as an easy, secure and private way to pay, when it launches this Summer.

MasterCard has built a solid foundation for secure mobile transactions to allow consumers to use their card when and how they want for a seamless payment experience. For consumers and merchants alike, it means that every purchase with a MasterCard and Apple Pay   will offer the security, benefits and guarantees of any MasterCard transaction.

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a payment card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, thanks to MasterCard Digital Enablement Service, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
MasterCard is working with several partners in France, including Carrefour Banque, the bank subsidiary of Carrefour, to offer consumers the possibility to use their MasterCard cards directly through Apple Pay.

The MasterCard Digital Enablement Service and Apple Pay give consumers a simple, convenient and secure way to shop”, said Bart Willaert, General Manager, MasterCard in France.  “MasterCard was first in the world to offer contactless and mobile payment solutions to consumers and in France we’ve seen contactless transactions increase by 213 % from Q1 2015 to Q1 2016. We are very pleased that MasterCard cardholders will soon be able to make payments with Apple Pay, with the assurance that every purchase is secure and offers same guarantees and benefits they usually expect from using their MasterCard.”
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by MasterCard cards. In participating stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE and Apple Watch.

 

Online shopping in apps accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. When paying for goods and services within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit: http://www.apple.com/fr/apple-pay/

About MasterCard

MasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com, is a technology company in the global payments industry. We operate the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Beyond the Transaction Blog and subscribe for the latest news.

   

Presse Contacts MasterCard France :

Donatienne Douriez : +33.1.42.73.81.23
donatienne_douriez@mastercard.com

Claire du Boislouveau / Pierrick Pichot : +33.1.41.11.37.85
claireb@oxygen-rp.com / pierrick@oxygen-rp.com