Woolworths first Aussie supermarket to offer Apple Pay

Today marks the first time an Aussie supermarket is joining the banks by offering Apple Pay to its credit card holders.

The release comes as the next step after Woolworths integrated its Rewards Card with Apple Wallet back in 2017.

“We are seeing digital wallets grow in popularity because they offer quick, seamless and hassle-free payments for customers,” Woolworths Head of Financial Services, Digital and Payments Paul Monnington said.

“With the launch of Woolworths Credit Cards with Apple Pay, we’re pleased to be extending choice and convenience to all our card holders.”

Customers will continue to receive all the rewards and benefits that come with the Woolworths Everyday Platinum Credit Card, like 10% off their Woolworths groceries once a month, and now they have the option of simply tapping their iPhone or Apple Watch to make purchases.

Is Apple Pay safe?

Apple Pay is highly secure and protects the privacy of all card users.

The unique numbers on the physical credit or debit cards you receive from your bank, or supermarket, aren’t stored on the device. Instead each transaction uses a one-time security code and unique Device Account Number (specific to your phone) to make purchases, which is then connected back to your card account.  

You can use Apple Pay in store, at restaurants, on a taxi fare and even to make online purchases through apps or web browsers.

To make purchasing even more seamless, you can also connect Apple Pay with your unique Face ID or Touch ID that is stored on your phone, so buying things can be as easy as a simple glance or touch.

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