Community First launches Apple Pay

AUBURN, New South Wales — 15 November 2016 — Community First Credit Union today brings members Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.

“We are excited to be one of the first credit unions in Australia to launch Apple Pay which will allow our members to make mobile payments,” said Community First Credit Union, CEO John Tancevski

Community First continually works behind the scenes to ensure it always delivers the best service and provides members with innovate products. Being member owned and run for the benefit of members, this initiative is something that Community First strives towards on a daily basis.

“Community First members have been fast adaptors of contactless technology. We know that our members enjoy all the benefits - the ease of use, convenience and security. The innovation in the payments space that Apple Pay brings will give members who use our debit and credit card products what they have been asking us for, more choice in how they’re making payments and how they do their everyday banking,” said John Tancevski. 

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 authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

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. 

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.

Last updated: 22 December 2016

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