07-Jul-2020 • Corporate

ME has introduced Apple Pay for cardholders during a period when contactless payments continue to soar.

Apple Pay is a safer, more secure and private 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 wherever contactless payments are accepted, in grocery stores, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, and many more places.

As part of ME’s launch of Apple Pay, debit card holders have the option to select the card network they pay with when using Apple Pay by choosing ‘Mastercard®’ or ‘eftpos SAV’, enabling customers to make purchases and withdraw cash at participating merchants.

ME Group Executive Customer Banking, Craig Ralston, said: “We’re pleased to announce that all new and existing ME cardholders can now use Apple Pay. Customers have been asking for it, and we’re happy to be introducing it during a time when people are looking for an alternative to cash,” he said.

Customers can 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 in apps on Apple Watch. 

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use a credit or debit card 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 also easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add ME’s card details. 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 of the benefits offered by ME’s cards.

For more information on Apple Pay, visit: www.apple.com/au/apple-pay/
For more information on Apple Pay with ME, visit: www.mebank.com.au/home/banking-on-the-go/apple-pay/



Editor notes:

  • Images available on request.
  • Apple, the Apple logo, Apple Pay, Apple Wallet, Apple Watch, Face ID, and Touch ID are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
  • eftpos and eftpos SAV re registered trademarks of eftpos Payments Australia Limited (ABN 37 136 180 266).
  • Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design and tap & go are trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated.

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