American Express joins Apple Pay
After the release of Apple Pay, Banks and retailers across the nation are lining up to join the service. American Express confirmed today that it is availability in Apple Pay, if you have an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 or 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.
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.