Apple Pay Coming to MasterCard's Customers in Belgium
Offering an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay
Starting from today, BNP Paribas Fortis’ card holders will be able to use their Mastercard and Maestro cards to pay with Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.
The Mastercard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) is key to enabling Mastercard credit or debit cardholders to use Apple Pay. It is a secure payment system that has been built with ‘EMV cryptography’ – ensuring that transactions can take full advantage of the most advanced payment security in the world.
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a Mastercard or Maestro card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Henri Dewaerheijd, Country Manager Mastercard BeLux : “We are very happy to couple our MDES solution to Apple Pay, strengthening Maestro’s position for debit transactions. This highly secure tokenization process guarantees secure and fast transactions.”
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.
Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is simple with Touch ID, or just double-click the side button and authenticate with a glance with Face ID. There’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information with Apple Pay. When paying for goods and services in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad (5th Generation and later), iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.