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MasterCard Wishes Cardholders Happy Apple Pay Day

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Beginning today, Apple Pay is now available to MasterCard cardholders on their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus via the iOS 8.1 update. After downloading the iOS 8.1 update, owners of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will be able to use their MasterCard consumer credit or debit cards from Bank of America, Capital One, Citi and Wells Fargo with Apple Pay.

MasterCard Apple Pay in Action (Photo: Business Wire)

MasterCard Apple Pay in Action (Photo: Business Wire)

At a store, consumers simply pay by just holding their iPhone near a contactless reader with their finger on Touch ID in seconds. Contactless payments will be accepted today in stores at some of the most frequented U.S. retailers including Subway, Toys R’ Us, Walgreens, Whole Foods Market and all Apple Store retail locations in the US. To help consumers take advantage of Apple Pay, MasterCard has developed the MasterCard Nearby app, available in the App Store, which helps them easily find merchants near their current location that accept contactless payments.

For purchases within a merchant app, consumers simply touch to pay and authenticate with Touch ID for a quick and seamless shopping experience at top merchants including Panera Bread, Staples and Target.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit: http://www.apple.com/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’s 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 Cashless Pioneers Blog and subscribefor the latest news on the Engagement Bureau.

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