AMP Bank today brings its clients Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps clients avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash — and uses the power of iPhone to protect every transaction.
Clients simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code. Apple Pay is accepted wherever contactless payments are accepted, in grocery stores, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, and many more places.
AMP Bank Managing Director Rod Finch said the move is all about giving clients choice and convenience around payment options.
“Giving our clients a fast, easy and secure way of paying for goods and services, without needing to handle anything other than their personal smart device, has never been more important, especially during these extraordinary times,” Mr Finch said.
Clients can also use Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, and Mac to make faster and more convenient purchases in apps or on the web in Safari without having to create accounts or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. Apple Pay makes it easier to pay for food and grocery deliveries, online shopping, transportation, and parking, among other things. Apple Pay can also be used to make payments on Apple Watch.
Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When clients use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, or on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted, and securely stored in the Secure Element, an industry-standard, certified chip designed to store the payment information safely on the device.
Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, clients simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add their AMP Bank access card. Once a client adds a card to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac, they can start using Apple Pay on that device right away. Clients will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by their AMP Bank access card.
Mr Finch added: “Introducing Apple Pay is the latest in a series of enhancements to make it easier for clients to transact with their finances and AMP.”
For more information on Apple Pay, visit: www.apple.com/au/apple-pay/.
For more information on AMP Bank with Apple Pay, visit: www.amp.com.au/applepay or call 13 30 30.
Apple Pay, iPhone, Apple Watch iPad and Mac are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
The product issuer and credit provider is AMP Bank Limited ABN 15 081 596 009, AFSL and Australian credit licence 234517.