Google Will Be Joining MasterCard Digital Enablement Express Program to Speed Go-to-Market for Android Pay

New MasterCard Program Streamlines Engagement Process with Thousands of Banks for Greater Consumer Reach

PURCHASE, N.Y.--()--MasterCard announced that Google will be among the first digital partners to participate in its Digital Enablement Express program , which the company launched earlier today with support from several leading banks. Through its participation in Express, Google will have a streamlined onboarding process to engage with all participating MasterCard issuers around the globe, accelerating consumer access to Android Pay.

“We are looking forward to bringing a best-in-class payments experience to consumers with Android Pay. Working with MasterCard’s Express platform will give us a highly scalable way to enable issuing banks to participate in Android Pay, while at the same time, launch a service that has broad consumer access,” said Ariel Bardin, Google’s VP of Payments.

Express expedites the process of digitizing and tokenizing MasterCard accounts through the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES). Financial institutions of all sizes gain immediate access to the latest digital payments services, while partners such as Google have a simple onboarding process to engage with all participating banks. Together, they are able to deliver new services like Android Pay more quickly to consumers around the world.

“MasterCard is committed to facilitating the simple, efficient delivery of secure, tokenized digital payments at scale. We believe that partners like Google play a critical role in commerce, and Express is the latest example of programs we are designing to help them succeed in delivering innovative and safe products to our cardholders,” said Ed McLaughlin, Chief Emerging Payments Officer, MasterCard.

The MasterCard Digital Enablement Express program is available today. For more information on how to participate, please visit https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/issuers/products-and-solutions/grow-manage-your-business/digital-commerce-solutions.html.

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Brian Gendron, 914-325-1799
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Release Summary

Google will be among the first digital partners to participate in MasterCard’s Digital Enablement Express program, which the company launched earlier today with support from several leading banks.

Contacts

Media:
MasterCard
Brian Gendron, 914-325-1799
Product Communications
brian_gendron@mastercard.com
or
MasterCard
Seth Eisen, 914-249-3153
Corporate Communications
seth_eisen@mastercard.com