BCU Expands Mobile Payment With Introduction of Apple Pay®

March 23, 2015

BCU ($2.1 billion) has announced its formal introduction of Apple Pay, offering BCU cardholders an easy and secure way to pay with their mobile device at contactless merchants in stores and directly within participating apps.

The Credit Union's nearly 200,000 members are now able to add their BCU Visa® debit and credit cards to Apple's new payment service to make purchases simply by holding their iPhone® 6 or iPhone 6 Plus near the contactless reader with their finger on Touch ID™. When paying with Apple Pay, BCU members will continue to receive all of the benefits, service and protections offered by BCU's Visa debit and credit cards.

In addition to making transactions more efficient, Apple Pay has the potential to offer participating BCU members greater security and privacy. Visa Token Service technology works by replacing sensitive payment account information found on plastic cards with a digital account number or "token" that can be safely stored on mobile devices and used for in store and in app purchases. Instead of requiring a physical plastic card, Apple Pay assigns a unique Device Account Number and dynamic security code for each transaction.

"We pride ourselves on not only being proactive adopters of the latest technology, but also on being responsive to member feedback," said Jim Block, BCU Senior Vice President and Chief Lending Officer. "Apple Pay has been eagerly anticipated and we're happy to offer what we think will become a highly-valued tool for many of our members."

Learn More at: bcu.org/apple-pay