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MasterCard Nearby

MasterCard NearbyThe new Apple Pay app has some consumers’ heads swimming as many retailers will accept it and others have disabled it.

So far payment card customers of Bank of America, Capital One, Citi and Wells Fargo are loading Apple Pay onto their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

But, the Big Question is: “Where can I use it?”

MasterCard has the answer – MasterCard Nearby™.

Available on the App Store, the MasterCard Nearby App enables on-the-go consumers to easily find the more than 220,000 merchants in the United States – including Subway, Toys R’ Us, Walgreens, Whole Foods Market and all Apple Store retail locations – that accept contactless payments.

Contactless technology allows consumers to make everyday purchases quickly and safely by holding their contactless-enabled card or device – like their iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus – near a contactless reader. With theiriPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus, users place their finger on Touch ID or enter a passcode and their transaction will be authenticated in seconds.

In addition to information on where you can use your contactless card or device, MasterCard Nearby also provides details on where MasterCard cardholders can reload prepaid cards, get cash back with their purchases, or use an ATM.

The MasterCard Nearby App is available for free from the App Store on iPhone or at

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