We are really happy to be delivering Apple Pay to our customers. Our customers have been letting us know this is a feature that will make their lives easier, and we are honestly delighted to now be able to offer it. Kiwibank is Aotearoa’s largest owned bank, and looking at the strong demand for contactless payments our customers will be able to use Apple Pay to make their lives easier, especially in time for the holiday shopping season.Fiona Ehn, Kiwibank General Manager Retail Products
Customers can also use Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, and Mac to make faster and more convenient purchases in apps or on the web in Safari without having to create accounts or repeatedly typing in shipping and billing information. Apple Pay makes it easier to pay for everyday expenses. Apple Pay can also be used to make payments in apps on Apple Watch.
Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted, and securely stored in the Secure Element, an industry-standard, certified chip designed to store the payment information safely on the device.
Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add Kiwibank’s credit or debit Visa cards. Once a customer adds a card to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac, they can start using Apple Pay on that device right away. Customers will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by Kiwibank’s Visa cards.