For those of you who have been wondering when you might be able to link your Discover card with Apple Pay, the wait is almost over. According to a report from BusinessWire, Discover has announced an agreement with Apple that will allow cardholders in the United States to use Cupertino’s contactless payment system at participating stores beginning this fall.
Using an iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, or Apple Watch, millions of Discover customers will be able to use Apple Pay with their cards. The service will also work for paying for goods and services within apps on the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.
Diane Offereins, Discover’s president of payment services, revealed the credit card company’s vision behind the agreement in their announcement.
As the mobile payments landscape matures, Discover remains committed to giving cardmembers secure options for using their cards and mobile devices. Discover’s focus on simplicity and value for our cardmembers aligns well with the way Apple Pay makes purchases easy and convenient.
Discover credit card holders will keep all of their existing benefits, including the Cashback Bonus and Freeze It security tool that allows them to stop any new purchases, cash advances, and balance transfers when their plastic is misplaced or stolen. Discover Debit card issuers will also be able to allow their cardholders to use Apple Pay.
For more news on Apple Pay, see: WSJ: Apple Pay could be headed to Canada before November, Apple further improves Apple Pay, adds 10 new retailers to its website, and Apple Pay: a primer for new users.