There has been a lot of buzz about Apple Pay™ here at VCNB since we became a participating bank. We thought you might like to hear some of the things our customers are saying.
Security is King
In this day and age where data and identity theft are on the rise, the security and privacy that come with Apple Pay are difficult to rival. Your card number is never stored on your device and when you pay, your card number is never sent to the merchant. Instead, Apple Pay assigns a unique number for each purchase so your payments truly stay private and secure. This means the merchant has no access to your information and there is no risk of your card being skimmed during the transaction.
Customers who use Apple Pay say they appreciate this advanced security!
Easy as Pie
It’s convenient and easy! Simply hold your phone near the reader and the machine recognizes how you want to pay. There’s no app to open or hoops to jump through.
Life in the Fast Lane
One customer argues that it’s a faster way to pay. In addition to processing as fast or faster than a typical card transaction, he said that it is quicker than pulling his wallet from his pocket and finding the right card. After all, an iPhone user typically has their phone at their fingertips! That means you can be checked out and on your way faster, leaving more time for what you really want to do.
To use Apple Pay, you need to have iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or Apple Watch 5 or 6 running on iOS 8.1 or later for contactless and in-app payments. You can use iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 for in-app payments only. Apple allows up to eight cards on a device – not that you’ll need any more than your VCNB debit and credit cards! Click here to learn more about participating merchants and how to get started.