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MasterCard Nearby Launched as Companion App for Apple Pay

As consumers are loading their credit and debit cards onto their iPhone 6’s, one of the most frequent questions they’re asking is where they can use Apple Pay, according to a MasterCard press release.

In response, MasterCard launched its Nearby App as a companion app for Apple Pay, enabling consumers to locate the 220,000+ merchants in the United States that can currently accept contactless payments, including Subway, Walgreens, Whole Foods, Toys R’ Us, and all Apple Store retail locations. Consumers can make contactless payments at these locations by simply holding their contactless-enabled card or device to a reader. With the iPhone 6, users additionally touch their fingers on Touch ID or enter a passcode and the transaction is quickly authenticated.

According to the release, MasterCard Nearby also offers details on where MasterCard cardholders can reload prepaid cards, get cash back with their purchases, or use an ATM. It is available to download for free in the App Store.



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