Swisscard AECS GmbH is now also offering Apple Pay to its customers and therefore promoting mobile payments in Switzerland.

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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.


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In the first year CHF 40 instead of CHF 80 (annual fee in subsequent years) as well as CHF 50 credited to your card.
You receive your CHF 50 credit once you have received the card.*

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* This promotion is valid for new customers (principal cardholders) if they submit their completed credit card application between 7th november and 31st january 2017 (receipt date at Swisscard AECS GmbH is relevant). The award will be credited within 6 weeks of reception of the cards. This offer is not valid for existing cardholders of a BLUE credit card.

FAQ – Do you have any questions?

What is Apple Pay?

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

Where can I pay using Apple Pay?

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.

How do I pay using Apple Pay?

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.

How secure is Apple Pay?

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

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.

What do I need to use Apple Pay?

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

Which cards work with Apple Pay?

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