MasterCard to Bring Android Pay to Cardholders in the UK

MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) to power safe and
secure device-based payments on eligible Android devices

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–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 today announced it will launch Android
in this market. 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

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
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.

“The strength of our technology means that consumers can enjoy both
security as well as simplicity. MasterCard cardholders can feel
confident about using their digital MasterCard cards for everyday
purchases,” said Mark Barnett, President of MasterCard UK & Ireland.

MasterCard issuers who participate in the MasterCard Digital
Enablement Express
 program can onboard easily and quickly to Android
Pay, as Google brings its service to new markets.

“We’re excited to bring the simplicity and security of mobile payments
to MasterCard customers with Android Pay. Soon, people will be able to
use their Android device to pay at the hundreds of thousands of
contactless payment terminals in the UK,” said Pali Bhat, Senior
Director, Product Management, Google.

MasterCard contactless payments are accepted in 74 countries and more
than four million merchant locations worldwide. To find a listing of
contactless-enabled merchant locations, download the MasterCard
Nearby app
 or go to

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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 products and solutions
make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running
a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more
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