Discover Cardholders to Gain Apple Pay Access

Discover today announced that its cardholders will be able to use Apple Pay starting this fall. The move will allow financial institutions that issue Discover Debit cards to give their customers access to Apple Pay, the company said. ABA endorses Discover Debit for signature debit.

“As the mobile payments landscape matures, Discover remains committed to giving cardmembers secure options for using their cards and mobile devices,” said Discover president of payment services Diane Offereins. “Discover’s focus on simplicity and value for our cardmembers aligns well with the way Apple Pay makes purchases easy and convenient.”

Apple Pay uses contactless technology to facilitate payment convenience and tokenization to make transactions more secure at the point of sale by avoiding transmitting customer card data to the merchant or storing it on the device. Apple Pay users can pay using late model iPhone and iPad models and Apple Watches. Read more. Read more about ABA-endorsed Discover Debit. For more information, contact ABA’s Christopher McClinton.