MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) will power safe and secure payments with Android Pay
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Purchase, NY – September 10, 2015 – Millions of MasterCard cardholders will soon have even more ways to make safe and convenient mobile payments. Today, Google announced that they are beginning to roll out Android Pay in the U.S., enabling seamless and secure contactless payments at millions of locations across the country where MasterCard contactless payments are accepted.
Over the next few days, owners of eligible Android devices can begin using Android Pay. For those consumers who receive automatic updates to their Android devices, the Google Wallet app will automatically update to Android Pay. Those who don’t receive automatic updates can download the Android Pay app from the Google Play Store in the next few days. Consumers can add their MasterCard credit, debit, select small business and prepaid cards from participating banks.
Making a payment with Android Pay at a store is simple, safe and secure. Consumers simply need to unlock their device, hold it near a payment terminal at any location that accepts contactless payments, and their payment will be complete. MasterCard worked with Google to deliver a seamless payment experience. For consumers and merchants alike, that means that every purchase made with a MasterCard using Android Pay will offer all the benefits and guarantees of a genuine MasterCard transaction.
“We are thrilled to work with Google to deliver a safe and secure payment experience for our cardholders through Android Pay,” said Ed McLaughlin, Chief Emerging Payments Officer, MasterCard. “As nearly every device has become – or is on its way to becoming – a shopping device, we’re delighted to be able to bring consumers even more choices in how, when and where they want to pay.”
“We’re excited to bring the simplicity and security of mobile payments to MasterCard customers with Android Pay. With Android Pay, people will be able to use their Android device to pay at more than one million stores in the US and we’re adding more every day.” Pali Bhat, Director, Product Management, Google
Android Pay will be accepted at over 1 million top merchants locations across the U.S. To find a listing of contactless-enabled U.S. merchant locations that accept Android Pay, download the MasterCard Nearby app or go to www.mastercard.com/contactless.
MasterCard also recently announced that Google will participate in its Digital Enablement Express program , providing Google a streamlined onboarding process to engage with all participating MasterCard issuers around the globe, accelerating consumer access to Android Pay, as it becomes available.
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