Global Payments announces support for Apple Pay in Canada

Source: Global Payments Inc

Global Payments Inc. (GPN), a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services, is pleased to offer its merchants in Canada the ability to accept American Express payments made with Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.

As an Apple Pay-qualified payment provider, Global Payments’ robust suite of payments solutions is fully enabled for Apple Pay acceptance, allowing merchants to offer their customers the convenience of Apple Pay acceptance in-store, in-app and on-the-go.

“Following successful enablement in the U.S. and the UK, Global Payments is pleased to be one of the first providers in Canada to offer merchants the exciting opportunity to accept Apple Pay,” said Frank T. Young, SVP, Global Product and Innovation. “Our continued commitment to leading payments technology allows us to be at the forefront in delivering this innovative payments solution to our merchants.”

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. The solution is designed to leverage highly-secure fingerprint authentication technology, as well as a unique Device Account Number that is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element of the Apple device, ensuring actual card numbers are not stored on the device or on Apple servers. Further, each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code, instead of using the security code on the back of the payment card.

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of their card rewards and benefits. In stores, Apple Pay works with Apple Watch and the iPhone 6 series of devices. When paying for goods and services within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6 series, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4 and iPad Pro.

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