Point West is happy to announce that our VISA credit cards are now compatible with Apple Pay. If you have a device that offers Apple Pay, you can register your Point West VISA credit card and start using Apple Pay at stores and for in-app purchases.
Is Apple Pay secure? Yes, once you enter your details into Apple Pay, Point West will work with Visa and Apple to create a digital version of your account so you may start using Apple Pay. The digital account number allows you to use your card information without storing any of the account details on your device or on Apple servers. This helps to reduce the potential for fraud. Additionally, if you lose your device, we only need to cancel the digital account number instead of re-issuing a new plastic card.
Where can I use Apple Pay? For now, members will only be able to use Apple Pay for in-app purchases on Apple devices as well as at any merchant where contactless payments are accepted. To use in-store, simply activate the payment functionality on your Apple device and hold the device in front of the contactless reader. The digital account information on your device will be transmitted directly to that contactless reader.
Apple Pay is currently only compatible with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch. Within mobile applications, Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad Mini 3.