Qatar, Doha: Commercial Bank, brings its customers Apple Pay, a safer, more secure, and private way to pay. Apple Pay helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or most importantly exchanging cash, in addition to using the power of iPhone to protect every transaction.
Customers simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure as it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code. Apple Pay is accepted in grocery stores, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, and many more places.
Roya Khajeh, AGM and Head of Cards and Payments at CB said: “Commercial Bank has always been a market leader in introducing innovative payment technologies as well as being a key influencer in setting new market trends in Qatar. The adoption of contactless payments on cards made it essential for us to bring this technology to more payment devices. We are a proud to work with Apple and offer our customers a faster, safer, and more secure payment option in the form of Apple Pay.”
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.
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 type in shipping and billing information. Apple Pay makes it easier to pay for food and grocery deliveries, online shopping, transportation, and parking, among other things. Apple Pay can also be used to make payments in apps on Apple Watch.
Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add Commercial Bank’s credit or debit 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 Commercial Bank’s cards.
Source: Commercial Bank of Qatar