Mastercard offers free Mondays on London’s public transport with Apple Pay

Preguntas y respuestas sobre la llegada de Apple Pay a España en 2016 – Apple Pay versus Google Wallet y el futuro de implantación de la tecnología NFC en nuestro país

Apple Pay is being introduced under tightly controlled environments in England and it seems that MasterCard wants to join the party.

Mastercard offers free Mondays on London’s public transport with Apple Pay
Mastercard offers free Mondays on London’s public transport with Apple Pay

Every Monday between November 23 (today) and December 14 , if you use public transport in London and have a MasterCard from one of the English banks that support Apple Pay, you will get the tickets you buy this way for free.

I think it’s a great initiative to strengthen this method of payment. Don’t think it’s going to be “jauja” since MasterCard puts a maximum of £27.90 per card that will be returned every Monday . This promotion will be available for the underground, bus, tram, DLR, London Overground and most national train lines within the country’s capital.

Visa also has prepared an ad focusing on how easy and fast it is to pay with Apple Pay on public transport.

As Tim Cook revealed in the company’s last results conference, Apple Pay will arrive in Spain in 2016 with American Express. This is the first type of card that will be confirmed in our country, but movements like MasterCard and Visa, augur some hope in this whole matter.

We don’t know if Apple Pay will arrive at the beginning, middle or end of the year. What we do know is that Spain is an interesting country since during the last years financial entities have been making an important effort to renew the POS used in shops.

Banco Santander is already offering Apple Pay in the United Kingdom and BBVA is also doing so with a subsidiary of the bank in the United States, so we can be optimistic that in this interval of time before Apple Pay lands in our country, other banks will jump on the bandwagon .

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