Columbia Bank announced today that its customers will have access through their personal and business cards to Apple Pay, the mobile payment service from Apple. Apple Pay will offer Columbia Bank's customers the ability to conveniently make purchases in a single touch while maintaining security and privacy.
Customers can add their Columbia Bank debit and credit cards to Apple Pay and use their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch to pay in person anywhere they see a universal contactless acceptance symbol. This convenient and secure platform adds another digital solution to banking, expanding Columbia's customer-first approach. Apple Pay is one part of the Bank's larger digital product rollout, which will include additional enhancements and services to make each customer's banking experience seamless and efficient.
"Apple Pay is one of the ways we're helping Columbia's customers manage their money the way they want, whether in their local branch, online, over the phone or, now, on their smartphones," said David Devine, senior vice president, marketing director. "We will continue to offer innovative banking solutions that meet our customers where they are — and for many, that place is their mobile device."
To kick off the launch of Apple Pay at Columbia Bank, customers who enroll in Apple Pay will have a chance to win one of two Apple Watches. Winners of the "Watch and Wallet Sweepstakes" will receive one 42mm Silver Aluminum Case Apple Watch with a black sports band. To participate, enroll your Columbia Bank Personal or Business Debit Card in Apple Pay between August 10, 2015, and October 31, 2015, and you will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes. Full sweepstakes details can be found at columbiabank.com/applepay.