Millions of MasterCard cardholders and Android device owners in the UK will soon have additional safe and secure ways to make mobile payments and purchases, as Google will launch Android Pay.
HSBC, Lloyds, MBNA and M&S Bank will be the first banks to support Android Pay in the UK, following Android Pay’s successful launch in the United States in September 2015.
Android Pay enables MasterCard credit, debit, prepaid, commercial and small business cardholders to use their eligible Android smartphones for everyday purchases in-store and within Android apps.
Once a MasterCard cardholder downloads the app and sets up an account, making a payment with Android Pay at a store is simple, safe and secure. To pay, consumers unlock their device, hold it near a payment terminal at any location that accepts MasterCard contactless payments, and their payment will be complete.
MasterCard built the foundation for secure digital transactions, so consumers can use their cards when, where and how they want.
Developers can quickly enable Android Pay for in-app payments across merchant sites via the Simplify Commerce and the MasterCard Payment Gateway. In the US and UK, Google has partnered with these MasterCard platforms to make it easy for merchants of all sizes to accept in-app payments securely from Android users.
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