AmBank today brings its customers Apple Pay, a safe, contactless, easy way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons, or exchanging cash- and uses the power of iPhone to protect every transaction.
Customers 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 at any merchant that supports contactless payments, from grocery stores and pharmacies to restaurants and retail outlets.
AmBank is among the first banks in Malaysia to launch Apple Pay for our customers. Their customers are able to add any AmBank / AmBank Islamic Visa or Mastercard Credit Card with the Apple Wallet to make fast and seamless cashless transactions with their iPhone or Apple Watch.
Dato’ Sulaiman Mohd Tahir, Group CEO, AmBank Group said, “The adoption of digital payments has accelerated over the past few years, benefiting both merchants and consumers. Most Malaysians are likely to have their mobile phones ready at hand, and in view of that, we are enhancing our mobile banking services by providing more convenient ways to make payments. We are thrilled to expand the possibilities with Apple Pay to bring easy, secure, and private payments to our customers.”
Customers 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 online shopping, transportation, travel booking, ticketing, food, and dining, among other things. Apple Pay can also be used to make payments in apps on Apple Watch.
Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use their AmBank Credit Cards 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, an industry-standard, certified chip designed to store the payment information safely on the device.
Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add AmBank Credit Cards. Once a customer adds a card to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac, they can start using Apple Pay on that device right away. Customers will continue to receive all the rewards and benefits offered by AmBank Credit Cards.
“As part of this launch, we are pleased to offer existing customers up to 50% cashback for the first transaction made via Apple Pay. For new customers applying for an AmBank Credit card, customers enjoy RM158 cashbacks when they add their new card to Apple Pay and make eight transactions. Moving forward, customers can expect more promotions where they can earn more rewards,” added Aaron Loo, Managing Director, Retail Banking, AmBank.