MasterCard cardholders with a consumer credit or debit card from Barclaycard, Navy Federal Credit Union and USAA now have access to faster, more secure everyday payments through Apple Pay. After a successful introduction and strong initial consumer adoption, Apple Pay is expanding with additional cards from new banks that consumer can add to Apple Pay, delivering more payment choices to a growing number of MasterCard cardholders.
Owners of the new iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 can now use their U.S. MasterCard consumer credit or debit cards from Bank of America, Capital One, Citi, Wells Fargo, Barclaycard, USAA and Navy Federal Credit Union through Apple Pay.
“Consumers want to be able to shop where they want, when they want and how they want – and they want to do so with the confidence that their money is safe and secure no matter how they choose to pay,” said Ed McLaughlin, chief emerging payments officer, MasterCard, in a statement. “With the security of Apple Pay and the MasterCard Network, and the growing roster of cards capable of being supported, now more consumers can take advantage of a more secure way to pay.”
Apple Pay will continue to expand to additional issuer MasterCard programs. In fact, Associated Bank, Commerce Bancshares, Inc. and SunTrust among many others have also committed to the platform and credit and debit cards from these issuers will soon be capable of being loaded into Apple Pay for simple, secure everyday payments.
To help consumers use Apple Pay, MasterCard has developed the MasterCard Nearby app, available in the App Store, which helps you easily find merchants near your current location that accept contactless payments.