People’s Choice, Australia’s second largest credit union, today brings its members Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.
People’s Choice Chief Executive Officer, Steve Laidlaw, said Apple Pay will ensure its 348,000 members continue to benefit from the latest technology to make their day-to-day transactions more convenient.
“Many of our members expect up-to-date technology in all aspects of their lives including their banking, so we are proud to meet these expectations by being among the first financial institutions in Australia to offer Apple Pay,” Mr Laidlaw said.
“We have made a range of improvements to our digital banking and payments services over the past few years, and we are continuing to keep our members at the forefront of these technologies,” he said.
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.
Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.