Discover Announces Apple Pay Support Beginning This Fall

Apple Pay DiscoverDiscover announced on Monday that it will enable Apple Pay support for credit and debit cardholders at eligible financial institutions in the United States this fall. Discover will also support in-app purchases made using Apple Pay on compatible iPhones, iPads and Apple Watch.

Discover customers with an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or iPhone 5 or newer paired with an Apple Watch will be able to add their credit and debit cards to the mobile payments service to make contactless payments at thousands of participating retailers and vendors throughout the United States. Discover cardholders will continue to receive current benefits, including Cashback Bonus and Freeze It security.

“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.”

Apple Pay became available last October in the United States with support from several major credit card companies, including Visa, MasterCard and American Express, and it was reported last December that the mobile payments service supports cards that make up over 90% of purchase volume in the United States. With the addition of Discover, that figure will rise even further.

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WilliamG Avatar
119 months ago
In related news, Discover sees a 500% increase in cardholders when 2 iPhone owners filled out the online application this morning...

Clearly you're missing out. Discover is one of the best cards out there. Very glad Apple Pay is coming!
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ptb42 Avatar
119 months ago
Arghhhhh !! What a crock of POO !!!

One of the best selling points of the iPhone 6 in the UK was Apple Pay finally!

Yet we are now end of April and we still don't have this feature...oh and don't even get me started about Apple Radio !!!!!

False advertising Apple :( :(

Instead of complaining to Apple, you should complain to your bank.

Your bank is who is holding up adoption of Apple Pay in the UK. There was an article a few weeks ago about it: UK banks are dragging their feet. They have to make changes to their back-end systems to support the EMVCo tokenization standard.

Apple Radio has a similar problem: you should be complaining to your music licensing agencies in the UK. Apple can't stream music to your phone until the UK licensing agencies agree to a royalty rate for each song.
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mrboba1 Avatar
119 months ago
I think Discover is quite large. I can use mine anywhere I go, and I see quite a few people with them.

I had actually just sent a message on Friday about ApplePay support being necessary to keep me as a customer - so I guess I have my answer ;-)
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Mr Fusion Avatar
119 months ago
In related news, Discover sees a 500% increase in cardholders when 2 iPhone owners filled out the online application this morning...
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Shadow Runner Avatar
119 months ago
Yes! This is my main CC, I'll finally have a reason to use Apple pay.
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thekeyring Avatar
119 months ago
Fantastic. Apple's current services strategy seems to have drifted away from 'lots of work and a big reveal' (which works well with hardware) and moved to 'work, update, work, update'. Look at Maps and Siri. Not a word on those at keynotes yet continual improvements and looks like Apple Pay is the same. :)
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