Today, American Express has announced integration with Apple Pay for new cardholders in the United States. After approval of a new American Express credit card, the holder can immediately add it to their Wallet app for instant payment via Apple Pay. Currently, this feature is available for customers in the US.
Apple Pay is a secure and quick payment method that allows users to pay via their iPhone or Apple Watch without having to pull out physical credit cards or cash. Now, when owners add their American Express cards to the Wallet app, they can make purchases online, in stores, and in-app.
“There’s no app to download, and you can use the cards you already have in Wallet. Send money for books to your son in college. Split a bill. Chip in for a gift. Send and receive from across the table — or across the country.
Make contactless, secure purchases in stores, in apps, and on the web. And you can send and receive money from friends and family right in Messages. Apple Pay is a safer way to pay, and even simpler than using your physical card.”
The Cupertino tech giant has designed its payment service to be easy, versatile, and accessible across Apple devices. Users can use the payment service to send, receive and make payments via the following apps and methods:
- Send and receive cash directly from the Messages app
- Ask Siri to make payments on iPhone and Apple Watch
- Daily cashback from Apple Card, is used for purchases with Apple Pay
- Pay for trains and buses in major cities around the world
The payment method uses a device-specific number and unique transaction code for a safe and secure experience. To protect the owners’ card number by not storing it on their used device and never sharing it with the merchants.
When you pay with a debit or credit card, Apple Pay doesn’t keep transaction information that can be tied back to you. And when you use Apple Cash, information is stored only for troubleshooting, fraud prevention, and regulatory purposes.
Currently, Apple Pay is available in select locations. Click here to find out more.