American Express Announces Availability in Apple Pay

Pay On the Go with Apple Pay at Contactless Merchants or in Participating Apps Where American Express Cards are Accepted

Amex Mobile App Connects to Apple Pay for Account Monitoring, Servicing and Access to Rewards and Offers

20 Oct, 2014, 14:48 ET from American Express

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Express today announces availability in Apple Pay™, the easy, safe and private way to pay with iPhone® 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad® Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Apple Pay will be available for eligible U.S. Consumer and OPEN American Express® Card Membersi.

Apple Pay allows American Express Card Members to seamlessly add their eligible Card and pay with their mobile device at contactless merchants in stores or directly within participating apps that accept American Express. When paying with Apple Pay, Card Members will continue to receive all of the protection, service and benefits offered by American Express. 

In addition, Card Members who use an eligible American Express Card in Apple Pay get these features:

  • Real-time notifications and details for all purchases
  • Seamless connection to the Amex® Mobile app for enhanced account monitoring, servicing and access to rewards and offers

How to Add an American Express Card to Apple Pay
After downloading iOS 8.1, Card Members can go to the Apple® Passbook app to get started. If a Card Member already has an eligible American Express Card on file with iTunes, they only need to type in the Security Code – or they can simply choose to add a new American Express Card. 

Availability
Apple Pay will begin rollout in the U.S. starting Monday, October 20, 2014, with iOS 8.1. Apple Pay works in stores with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.  Apple Pay is also available to pay for physical goods and services in participating apps with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. 

Trusted Safety & Security
Whether a Card Member swipes, clicks or taps to pay, American Express has their back. With fraud and online protection, American Express is working to safeguard Card Members: 

  • For security, a Card in Apple Pay will be tokenized with a different number than the Card Member's plastic Card
  • Every payment will be authorized with Touch ID or a passcode before the transaction is processed

For more information on Apple Pay please visit www.amex.co/applepay.

About American Express

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more at americanexpress.com and connect with us on facebook.com/americanexpresstwitter.com/americanexpress  and youtube.com/americanexpress.

i An "eligible American Express Card" means an American Express U.S. Consumer or Small Business credit or charge Card that is not cancelled and that is issued to you by a U.S. banking subsidiary of American Express. Prepaid cards and products and American Express Corporate Cards are not eligible. For American Express-branded cards issued by other financial institutions, please contact your issuer to see if they participate in Apple Pay.

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