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    G&D connects its issuers to MDES for tokenization

    PARTNER NEWS: Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has integrated its Convego CloudPay solution with the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) to enable issuers to work directly with G&D to implement tokenization for their host card emulation (HCE) based wallets. The partnership marks the first time a third party company will offer MDES tokenization services directly to issuing banks.

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    “This provides consumers with access to digital payments provided directly by their card issuers,” G&D says. “Through its Convego CloudPay solution with an interface to MDES, G&D works with issuers to deliver a seamless and secure mobile payment experience that will work at contactless-enabled point-of-sale terminals.”

    “The simplest way to say it is that G&D are going to be connecting to MDES and then they’re going to be enabling their issuer customers to connect into MDES through them,” James Anderson, group head and senior vice president for mobile and emerging payments at MasterCard, explained to NFC World.

    “Hundreds of banks have already connected directly into MDES and that’s great, we encourage that model because we value the relationship with our issuers, but not everybody wants to connect directly and some issuers already rely on G&D for a lot of their security infrastructure. So, we’re really extending the model to allow third parties like G&D to be a gateway to MDES on behalf of their issuer customers.”

    “Customers get access to the same services that MDES has and the same connections into the digital environment, but instead of having a connection directly to MDES they come in through G&D,” Anderson added.

    Further details can be found in the press release:

    Giesecke & Devrient’s CloudPay solution to offer MasterCard tokens for issuer wallets

    Barcelona, February 23, 2016 – As digital payments become more prevalent in every corner of the globe, MasterCard continues to work with its partners to create a more connected and secure commerce ecosystem. Today at Mobile World Congress, MasterCard and Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) announced a partnership that will combine the MasterCard Digital Enablement Service (MDES) with G&D’s Convego CloudPay solution, enabling issuers to work directly with G&D to implement industry-standard tokenization technology for their issuer HCE wallets. This provides consumers with access to digital payments provided directly by their card issuers. A leading mobile payment provider, G&D becomes the first third-party company to offer MDES tokenization services to issuing banks.

    “This combined solution of MasterCard and G&D benefits all MasterCard issuing banks. Our cooperation with MasterCard enables us to provide the safety and security of MasterCard digitized credentials while meeting the payment credential provisioning and management needs of issuers,” said Edgar Salib, group senior vice president, financial institutions division at G&D. “As a global offering, we can offer the service for issuing banks that want to enable their own digital wallets in all countries where MDES is available.”

    MasterCard built the foundation for secure mobile digital transactions so consumers can use their cards when, where and how they want. Through its Convego CloudPay solution with an interface to MDES, G&D works with issuers to deliver a seamless and secure mobile payment experience that will work at contactless-enabled point-of-sale terminals. This is done by providing the provisioning process of payment credentials to the mobile device and subsequent life-cycle management services. MasterCard cardholders will then be able to use their credit, debit and select prepaid and small business cards for convenient and safe in-store payments. For consumers and merchants alike, every purchase made with a MasterCard using a Convego CloudPay-enabled issuer wallet will offer the enhanced security, benefits and guarantees of a digital MasterCard transaction.

    “We are excited to be working with an industry leader like G&D to deliver new payment options to our issuers and cardholders around the world. We have been a pioneer of mobile commerce innovation for years, and alongside G&D we’re delivering a simple and secure digital payment experience that takes advantage of industry-standard tokenization technology,” said Sherri Haymond, senior vice president, digital payments & labs at MasterCard.

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