A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch

London/Vaduz - 16 November 2021. Cornercard UK and Cornèr Europe, both affiliates of Cornèr Group, are excited to announce that their customers in more countries can use Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash - and uses 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 because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code.

«We are delighted to expand Apple Pay to the Crown Dependencies. Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man are key locations for us and important markets for our Financial Institution partners. Being able to offer consistent services across all booking centres is a top priority for our partners and we’re proud to continue supporting them with new initiatives and services to enhance their client value proposition», comments Paul Smith, CEO of Cornercard UK.

«Cornèrcard has been a pioneer as the first issuer in Switzerland and Liechtenstein to bring Apple Pay to customers. We are even more pleased to announce that from today, we can offer Apple Pay to our cardholders in Luxembourg, France, Monaco, Austria, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man. By taking this step, we can expand our proposition in Europe with Apple Pay and our clients benefit from all the advantages of this service», says Jennifer Bleth, CEO of Cornèr Europe.

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 and it can also be used to make payments in apps on Apple Watch.

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use a credit or prepaid 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.

Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add Cornèrcard credit or prepaid 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. Furthermore, they will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by Cornèrcard payment cards.

Cornèrcard is part of Cornèr Group