Paris, France – July 19, 2016— Mastercard offers its customers and their cardholders access to Apple Pay from today. Consumers who have Carrefour Banque or Edenred Mastercard products will now be able to use this new service.

“We are pleased to work with our customers to develop contactless payment in France”, said Bart Willaert, General Manager, Mastercard in France. “From now on, Carrefour Banque’s, the bank subsidiary of Carrefour, and Edenred’s clients will benefit from this new mobile and in app option of contactless payment by using their Mastercard cards and Apple Pay at over 400,000  retailers in France.

Apple Pay leverages the safe and secure MDES (Mastercard Digital Enablement Service) platform of Mastercard, which uses the most advanced payment technologies – EMV, tokenization, cryptography and biometrics – to ensure the integrity of cardholder information. When you use your Mastercard within 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.

“Our priority has always been to ensure cardholders are fully protected while enjoying the latest innovations” added Bart Willaert.

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. Once you have added your Mastercard to Apple Pay, you will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by Mastercard, like insurance protection, cashback or points, when you make a purchase using Apple Pay. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone SE and Apple Watch.

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.

Bart Willaert added: “With Mastercard Digital Enablement Service and together with card issuers, we strengthen our commitment to more secure, digital payments to offer all consumers a safe and seamless shopping experience.  I am very pleased to bring Apple Pay to Carrefour and Edenred customers today.”

For Carrefour, “The arrival of Apple Pay is a further step in innovation and brand engagement for the brand experience of advanced courses, simple and useful. The holders of the PASS Mastercard card are among the first to this service in France, and can now make purchases in one go while enjoying the Carrefour loyalty program.

Julien Tanguy, General Manager, Edenred France said: “Leader on the dematerialization of the restaurant-vouchers, Edenred offers a range of comprehensive and unique services to 200,000 beneficiaries of the Ticket Restaurant card in France. Payment via Apple Pay will gain valuable time for both restaurant owners and employees.”

For more information on contactless payment: http://www.mastercard.com/fr/particuliers/paypass-paiement-sans-contact.html

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

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