Mastercard to bring Apple Pay to Spanish customers and cardholders

apple-pay_shopMastercard today announced it will bring its Spanish customers and cardholders Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments as an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.

Mastercard is working with several partners in Spain, including Banco Santander as the first bank, Carrefour as the first retailer and Ticket Restaurant as the first prepaid company to join this launch offering consumers the ability to use their Mastercard cards with Apple Pay.

For consumers and merchants alike, every purchase made using a Mastercard with Apple Pay will offer the security, benefits and guarantees of any Mastercard transaction. Moreover, Mastercard aims to remove friction from payments while offering a great level of convenience to consumers using their cards digitally with Apple Pay.

“Apple Pay and the Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) give consumers a simple, convenient and secure way to shop,” said Ovidio Egido, General Manager at Mastercard in Spain. “Mastercard was first in the world to offer contactless and mobile payment solutions to consumers and in Spain we have seen contactless transactions increase by 145% from Q3 2015 to Q3 2016. We are very pleased that Mastercard cardholders will be able to make easy and private payments with Apple Pay in Spain, with the assurance that every purchase is secure and they will receive the same guarantees and benefits they expect from their Mastercard.”

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a Mastercard credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, thanks in part to Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES), 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.

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