Maybank today says that its Maybank and Maybank Islamic Mastercard® and Visa Credit, Debit and Prepaid Cards can now be used with Apple Pay service in Malaysia and Singapore effective August 9, 2022 while the Maybank American Express® Cards will soon be included.
Maybank card members will benefit from access to this safe, contactless and easy way to pay, as part of the Bank’s continued efforts to expand its retail digital offerings in tandem with customers’ evolving lifestyle trends.
Maybank Group Chief Executive Officer, Community Financial Services, Dato’ John Chong Eng Chuan said this showcases the Bank’s continued commitment to provide seamless digital payment methods for its customers.
“With our growing presence in this business segment, supported by the combined card user base of 15 million across both markets, Maybank is well placed to leverage the ease, safety and privacy of Apple Pay that would benefit our customers in both countries.”
Apple Pay is a safe, secure and private way to pay, as customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons and exchanging cash physically. To use this service, customers hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment.
Additionally, every Apple Pay purchase is secure because 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, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, and many more outlets.
Customers can also use Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad or Mac devices through the app or Safari web browser, without having to create accounts or repeatedly filling up shipping and billing information. Similarly, Apple Pay can be used to make payments via the app on Apple Watch. Apple Pay makes it easier to pay for online shopping, transportation, travel booking, ticketing, food and dining, among other things.
“As one of the leading financial institutions in the region, we are pleased to bring Apple Pay to our customers in Malaysia and Singapore. This revolutionary digital payment platform will enhance our customers’ experience, while providing another avenue for them to transact online with increased mobility and in a secured manner,” added Dato’ John Chong.
Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add Maybank’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 Maybank cards.