Swisscard AECS GmbH is now also offering Apple Pay to its customers and therefore promoting mobile payments in Switzerland.
Setting up Apple Pay
In a first step, American Express® charge cards, SWISS Miles & More credit cards and neutral Mastercard will be supported for Apple Pay. You can find more information about setting up Apple Pay here.
FAQ – Do you have any questions?
Apple Pay is the new payment system from Apple for iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches. The payment system works using a contactless function as well as Apple's own Wallet app. An existing card can easily be registered in the Wallet app for this. You can find more information about Apple Pay on the Apple website
Anywhere a payment terminal is equipped with NFC (Near Field Communication). This technology allows for secure data exchange. You can already make contactless payments all over the world today.
When you pay, you hold the device (iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch) up to the NFC terminal. Your finger is placed on the Touch ID fingerprint scanner or the code is entered to authorize the purchase. You no longer need a PIN code for your card, as usual up until now.
Apple Pay is an easy, secure and private payment method that is based on your card's current security functions. Apple Pay does not save any transaction data and your card number is never shared on your device or when paying the merchant.
You can find more information about Apple Pay and the relevant security functions at apple.com
As cardholders authorize the payment through a fingerprint sensor (Touch ID) or code (iPhone/IPad) or unlocked Apple Watch, it is also guaranteed with Apple Pay that only the owners of the devices are making the payment.
You can basically use Apple Pay with your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch. The technical requirements are:
- For iPhone: iPhone 6S and 6S Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus or newer
- For iPad: iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4 or newer
- Apple Watch: without iPhone too or then connected via Bluetooth to an iPhone 5 or newer
Apple Pay is available for the following products from November 1, 2016:
- American Express Charge Cards
- SWISS Miles & More Credit Cards
- SWISS Crew Credit Cards
- mydrive Credit Cards
- BLUE from American Express
- American Express Credit Card Gold
- Neutral Mastercards