Tuesday 24, October 2017 by Jessica Combes

Apple Pay coming to Standard Chartered’s UAE cients


Standard Chartered Bank has announced it is bringing its UAE clients Apple Pay, which is making mobile payments easier, faster and more convenient. 

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all the rewards and benets offered by their credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, Apple Watch. 

“The launch of Apple Pay is a milestone in our commitment to transforming our clients’ banking experience and make payments simple, secure and fast!  It is in line with our retail transformation agenda and a part of the Bank’s aspiration to continuously lead in providing cutting edge technology to become the preferred bank for our clients. Offering our clients Apple Pay reaffirms the Bank’s commitment to the UAE’s digital agenda, and allows us to continue playing a key role in supporting the UAE’s national innovation strategy which aims to make the Emirates the most innovative nation in the world by 2021,” said Shehzad Hameed, Head of Retail Banking, Standard Chartered UAE.  

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, in individual device account number is assigned, encrypted, and securely stored in the secure element on each device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code. 

Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, so there is no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.