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Mobile Mastercard Approvals Process

Mastercard Functional and Security Approvals

 Introduction

Around the world, Mastercard products and services are recognized by billions of cardholders and our merchants as delivering the highest levels of security, reliability and performance for mission-critical payment services. As Mastercard launches mobile payment services, it is the expectation of our issuers and cardholders that the same level of assurance is carried into this new domain.

In order to ensure that the Mastercard brand promise is realized in the mobile payments domain, Mastercard has developed approvals processes to ensure:

  • Functional reliability
  • Interoperability
  • Security
This basic principle is applied to all payment solutions that carry the Mastercard brand mark including mobile implementations of Mastercard contactless.

Mastercard contactless Testing and Approvals Process for mobile implementations

A thorough test and approval process has been developed for all aspects of any Mastercard contactless implementation in order to promote worldwide interoperability at an acceptable time and cost to all parties. The aim of the testing process is to increase confidence in the smooth implementation of Mastercard contactless – everywhere it is accepted and every time it is used.

For further details on the process or to obtain the process guide document, please go to the Documentation page and select the relevant documents.

Please note that on March 29th 2016, EMVCo published [EMVCo Bulletin no.15] announcing the availability of an EMVCo approval process for NFC mobile devices. This transition to the EMVCo process means that only one approval is required for all payment schemes. The EMVCo Approved Mobile Products shall also be used in consideration for device eligibly checking.

Please refer to the list below for Mastercard contactless mobile implementation approvals that have been granted for

Mastercard contactless approved mobile Secure Elements including Fully Encapsulated
Mastercard contactless Approved NFC Mobile Devices
Mastercard contactless Trusted Service Manager Solutions
Mastercard Cloud-Based Payment Solutions
Mastercard Contactless Approved User Interfaces
Mastercard Accredited Testing Laboratories



  MasterCard contactless approved mobile Secure Elements including Fully Encapsulated

  Approved Secure Elements including Fully Encapsulated (July 2017)    

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  MasterCard contactless approved NFC Mobile Devices

  Approved SWP,Embedded Secure Element and HCE NFC Mobile Devices (17 July 2017)    

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  Approved SWP,Embedded Secure Element and HCE NFC Mobile Devices (17 July 2017) CSV version    

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  Approved NXP Chip Firmware/Middleware Versions (April 2016)    

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  Approved Broadcom Chip Firmware Versions (October 2015)    

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  Approved Samsung LSI Chip Firmware Versions (October 2015)    

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  MasterCard contactless Trusted Service Manager Solutions

  Approved Trusted Service Managers (Aug 2017)    

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  MasterCard Cloud-Based Payment Solutions

  Approved Mobile Payment Applications(MPA) (July 2017)    

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  Approved Server Components for Mastercard Cloud-Based Payments (Aug 2017)    

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  MasterCard Qualified Mobile Payment Application(MPA) Test Tools (September 2016)    

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  MasterCard Contactless Approved User Interfaces

  Approved User Interfaces (June 2016)    

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  MasterCard Accredited Testing Laboratories

  MasterCard Accredited Testing Laboratories ( April 2016)    

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