Discover Announces Support for Apple Pay in the U.S.

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Discover has today announced that it will allow its cardmembers in the U.S. to make contactless payments in participating stores through Apple Pay using iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch devices (via BusinessWire). By fall, users will also be able to use Apple Pay using with iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 tablets, the credit card company said.

“As the mobile payments landscape matures, Discover remains committed to giving cardmembers secure options for using their cards and mobile devices,” said Diane Offereins, Discover’s president of payment services. “Discover’s focus on simplicity and value for our cardmembers aligns well with the way Apple Pay makes purchases easy and convenient.”

The company has said that Discover credit cardmembers will continue to receive all of their current benefits, including Cashback Bonus and the new Freeze It security tool, that allows them to stop any new purchases, cash advances and balance transfers when they temporarily misplace their cards.

Discover Network has also announced that it will enable eligible financial institutions, including Discover Debit issuers, to let their card holders use Apple Pay.

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