American Express Announces Availability in Apple Pay, back in October 2014, Apple Pay for American Express Consumer Cards and OPEN Small Business Cards was announced, allowing Card Members to seamlessly add their eligible Card and pay with their mobile device at contactless merchants in stores or directly within participating apps.
Earlier this week (August 10, 2015), announced in a press release American Express Adds Apple Pay for U.S. Corporate Cards.
American Express Card Members using Apple Pay with an iPhone 6 will also get these features;
- Real time notifications and details for your purchases – whether you use Apple Pay or a plastic Card to pay
- Seamless connection to the Amex® Mobile app for enhanced account monitoring, servicing on the go and access to rewards and offers
“Businesses today are going digital, and American Express is at the forefront of digital innovation, helping companies to streamline their payments systems and simplify their processes,” said Greg Keeley, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Payments, American Express. “We continue to invest and expand digital offerings for our corporate customers in ways that maximize security and enhance the user experience.”
As businesses adopt digital technology into the corporate workflow, oftentimes security breaches are a huge cause for concern. While American Express has exceptional security measures in place for their issued credit cards, physical cards are still vulnerable to traditional fraudster activity and name identity theft. Employers may find that business transactions completed with a Corporate Amex Apple Pay account could potentially be more secure for both the Employee and Employer.
“When you add a Card to 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 on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.”
From a Corporate Human Resources perspective, corporate membership access can be can activated or disable on Apple Pay for American Express Corporate Accounts in live time. When an employee is on leave of absence or they have just experienced a Donald Trump “you’re fired” moment in the boardroom, this security feature can alleviate the friction associated with disgruntled employees looking to make unapproved purchases at the expense of the company.
For more information on Apple Pay, please visit www.amex.co/applepay.
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