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November 20, 2015

MasterCard boosts Apple Pay take-up with free TfL travel

News: Users of the service can ride London transport for free during 'Fare Free Mondays' campaign.

By Alexander Sword

MasterCard cardholders using Apple Pay can travel for free in London for several upcoming Mondays.

Passengers can touch in and out of the transport network using the Apple device and have fares of up to £27.90 refunded by MasterCard on any of the days.

The "Fare Free Mondays" promotion is available on 23 November, 30 November, 7 December and 14 December across all forms of London public transport.

The promotion will serve to build awareness of paying for Transport for London (TfL) through Apple Pay. According to TfL, over one million journeys are now paid for through contactless every day and now make up nearly 25 percent of pay as you go journeys.

Mark Barnett, president of MasterCard UK&I said: "The move by TfL last year to accept contactless cards and devices on London Underground has been a phenomenal catalyst to the growth in contactless payments across the UK.

"Now that Apple Pay has arrived we want to encourage travellers on London’s transport network to try it out and give them another convenient option to pay for their travel."

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