After much speculation the next phase in card payment technology is finally here…
Apple Pay is a revolutionary new service which is sure to change the way in which we finalise our purchases at the checkout. Apple Pay grants the customer with the ability to complete purchases by using their NFC (Near Field Communication) compatible Apple device. This currently includes iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, Apple Watch and Apple Watch Series 2.
A debit or credit card can be added and stored within the Wallet app on your Apple device – once setup, no card details are visible on the screen so you can feel secure in the knowledge that should you misplace your device, the card details cannot be captured by another individual.
Finalising your purchase has never been so straightforward – Simply hover your Apple device over the contactless card machine at the checkout whilst simultaneously holding the Touch ID fingerprint recognition button to complete the transaction. Sound too easy? Worried about security? No need to worry – Apple Pay is fully secure and private. You can only finalise the transaction by using your fingerprint or personal passcode and no purchase information is saved by Apple.
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Now that most of the major banks within the UK accept Apple Pay payments, the contactless card limit has officially been increased to £30 per transaction. Some retailers, however, are able to accept high value payments (HVP) via Apple Pay – therefore customers can use Apple Pay even if the transaction is above £30. Fewer customers carry cash on their person therefore this is the perfect time to offer your customers this revolutionary new payment method which is sure to take the world by storm. It is only a matter of time before Apple Pay will become the new standard for how your customers will look to finalise their purchase.
Chip & PIN Solutions are proud to offer state-of-the-art contactless card terminals which are fully compatible with Apple Pay technology. Save yourself from falling behind and potentially losing a sale by taking the first step to accepting Apple Pay and contactless payments.