BBVA announced on Wednesday that Apple Pay is now officially available for customers in Spain. According to BBVA, Apple Pay is aiming to transform mobile payments with a secure and private way to pay. According to BBVA, customers just need to use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay and, while the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on devices. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
“Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is simple with Touch ID, or just double-click the side button and glance at your iPhone X to authenticate with Face ID. There’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information with Apple Pay.”
Speaking about the Apple Pay integration, Peio Belausteguigoitia, Business Development director in BBVA Spain, stated:
“BBVA, as a leader in digital banking, is continuing to evolve its services and promote mobile payments, so we’re thrilled to bring Apple Pay to our customers.”
Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad (5th Generation), iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. Users can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.