Mastercard Brings Apple Pay to Customers in Morocco

A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch

Casablanca, Morocco; 9 August 2023 — Mastercard, aleading global payments technology company, today brings its customers Apple Pay, a safer, more secure, and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons, or exchanging cash — and uses the power of iPhone to protect every transaction.

Customers in Morocco can now simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code. Apple Pay is accepted in grocery stores, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, and many more places.

Bassem Gharsalli, Vice President, Country ManagerNorthwest Africa at Mastercard, commented, “We are excited to bring Apple Pay and expand the contactless payments available to consumers in Morocco. Apple Pay blends convenience with peace of mind providing more choice and making secure digital payments more accessible for more people across the country.”

In addition to in-store payments, customers can also use Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, and Mac to make faster and more convenient purchases in apps or on the web in Safari without the need to create accounts or repeatedly enter shipping and billing information. Apple Pay makes it easyto pay for food and grocery deliveries, online shopping, transportation, and parking, among other things. Furthermore, Apple Pay can be used to make payments in apps on Apple Watch.

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use a credit or debit 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, an industry-standard, certified chip designed to store the payment information safely on the device.

Setting up Apple Pay is easy. On iPhone, customers can open the Wallet app, tap “+,” and follow the steps to add their Mastercard credit or debit cards.* Once a customer adds a card to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac, they can start using Apple Pay on that device right away, while still enjoying all of the rewards and benefits offered by Mastercard.

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*For Mastercard customers in Morocco, Apple Pay is currently available with Credit Agricole du Maroc (CAM), CIH Bank and Attijariwafa Bank credit and debit cards. 

About Mastercard (NYSE: MA)

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

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