MasterCard is firmly aboard the Samsung Pay bandwagon and ready for the September 28 launch. Earlier this year at Mobile World Congress, MasterCard announced its global partnership with Samsung to bring Samsung Pay to MasterCard cardholders and just last month we shared the news says it will be powering Samsung Pay when it launches in Europe.
Samsung Pay will be preloaded on some of the latest Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5 and will also be available as a free software upgrade to enable Samsung Pay on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge devices. Once launched, U.S. cardholders will be able to make safe, seamless and secure payments with their MasterCard consumer credit, debit and select prepaid and small business cards.
MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) is making safe and secure payments possible for cardholders who pay via Samsung Pay. MDES is one of the most secure payments technologies in the world. For consumers and merchants alike, this means that every purchase made with a MasterCard using Samsung Pay offers the same enhanced security and benefits of a digital MasterCard transaction including the latest tokenization technology.
Samsung Pay works at virtually any merchant terminal in the U.S. Cardholders shopping on the go can use the MasterCard Nearby app which, among many other benefits, can help you locate hundreds of thousands of merchants that accept contactless payments.
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