Alpha Bank Romania, today brings Apple Pay, a simpler, more secure and personal payment method to its customers, helping customers avoid sending their card to another person to make a payment, tapping POS buttons or paying in cash – using iPhone features that protect every transaction.

According to the bank, to make a contactless payment, customers simply need to bring their iPhone or Apple Watch close to a payment terminal. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure as it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID or device passcode, as well as a dynamic, unique security code. Apple Pay is accepted in grocery stores, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, cafes, retail stores and many other places.

Customers can also use Apple Pay on their iPhone, iPad and Mac to make quick and easy in-app or web purchases in Safari without having to create accounts or repeatedly enter shipping and billing information. Apple Pay simplifies payment for grocery deliveries, online shopping, transportation and parking, among other things. Apple Pay can also be used to make in-app payments on Apple Watch.

Security and privacy are fundamental to Apple Pay. When customers use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, card numbers are not stored on the device or on Apple’s servers. Instead, a unique device account number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in Secure Element, a certified, industry-standard chip designed to store payment information securely on the device.

Apple Pay is easy to set up. On your iPhone, open the Wallet app, tap + and follow the steps to add VISA credit or debit cards issued by Alpha Bank Romania. Once a customer adds a card to their iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac, they can immediately start using Apple Pay on that device. Customers will continue to receive the benefits offered by VISA cards issued by Alpha Bank Romania.

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