Members of American Express Card in major global markets such as the United States, Canada, and Australia will be eligible now to use Apple Pay and make payments via their iPhones, Apple Watch, or iPads.
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The service will roll out next year to those in Spain, Singapore, and Hong Kong – according to a report on Business Wire.
Users in the US, Australia and Canada will now be able to use American Express Card for Apple Pay without any issues, and this is open to small businesses, corporate organizations, and individual customers.
This payment capability for Apple Pay through AEC will also be possible in certain merchant apps that participate in the program. Meanwhile, users are fully protected and have free access to American Express customer service desks.
"With our global reach, we are able to bring Apple Pay to Card Members quickly in these important countries," said Tony Prentice, vice president of American Express for mobile products and payments. "We believe it is critical to be on the forefront of seamless and innovative payment solutions for our Card Members and we are pleased to be able to deliver on that with Apple Pay."
Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay adds that: "Our customers love their experience with Apple Pay and we want to bring it to as many of our users worldwide as possible. With a global issuer like American Express, we are thrilled to seamlessly bring our easy, secure and private way to pay to more customers internationally.”
Customers are assured of real-time notifications for the details of their transactions when they use Apple Pay with AEC, and the service connects to the Amex® Mobile app to allow for better tracking and access to offers and rewards.
People at American Express said it does not matter whether card users swipe, click, or tap to pay using Apple Pay, because there is a greater online protection in place to safeguard members against fraud.
When a card is added to Apple Pay, the numbers are not saved on the device, but the user gets a unique Device Account Number which is fully encrypted and stored in the Secure Element of their device; and each transaction is made possible with a one-time security code. Users can learn more about how the partnership works between Apple Pay and American Express Card by checking out their site.