Apple Pay is here

Published on 15 September 2017

Apple Pay transforms mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient. This is the latest in a series of digital developments for us that help our current account rival some of the UK’s biggest banks.

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you 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 on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

Alex Windle, our Marketing Director, says: “With growing numbers of retailers in our region accepting mobile payment, we are pleased to now be able to offer our customers the speed and simplicity of Apple Pay.”

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch. Cumberland customers simply need to add their Cumberland debit card details to the Wallet app on their Apple device.

Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.