Apple Pay now available to Mastercard customers in Italy

Apple Pay is now live in Italy, and Mastercard has announced that it will offer its cardholders with boon, Carrefour Bank and Unicredit cards immediate access to the new service helping them to use their cards where and how they want with a seamless experience.

Users of iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch can make safe, secure and convenient payments at every shop that accept contactless payments; and payments within apps or Safari using iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later.

Paolo Battiston, Division President Italy & Greece Mastercard commented, “Apple Pay’s launch in our country is going to fasten mobile payments’ use for millions of consumers, who are now able to pay contactlessly with their Apple devices. Our mission is to offer easier and more secure payment solutions to consumers and merchants, such as Apple Pay, which embeds the security level of credit cards with chip technology together with biometric simplicity and security”.

Online shopping in apps and on websites 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 on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.

Starting from today boon, Carrefour Bank and Unicredit’s card holders can use their Mastercard card to pay with Apple Pay in Italy. Mastercard has already helped more than 100 banks in the US and Europe to enable their cards for Apple Pay.

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