Mastercard has ushered in a new era in the UAE by bringing Apple Pay to enable its customers carry out digital payments in a safe and secure way.
The service will be available to Mastercard customers with Emirates NBD, Mashreq, RAKBANK, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank.
Mastercard leverages its Mastercard Digital Enablement Service with Apple Pay, which uses latest payment technologies such as EMV, tokenisation and cryptography to protect cardholder’s information.
The mobile payment system works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch. Users will continue to receive rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards.
Mastercard general manager UAE Girish Nanda said: “The launch of Apple Pay in UAE presents yet another key milestone in our commitment to fulfilling the country’s vision to displace cash and boost payment convenience with world-class, internationally compatible and secure methods of payment.
“Cardholders in the UAE are extremely digitally-savvy, and highly receptive to new payment technologies that enable them to make payments for goods and services quickly and seamlessly. Apple Pay provides them with ease and simplicity along with the reassurance of a multi-tiered approach to safety and security.”