HUECU is committed to providing our members with cutting-edge technology. We are currently working with our partners to begin offering Apple Pay in the coming year.
What is Apple Pay?
Apple Pay is the easy way to make payments with your iPhone. To pay, just hold your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus near a participating merchant's contactless reader with your finger on the Touch ID. A vibration and beep let you know your payment has been accepted.
The entire transaction is secure, since your credit and debit card numbers aren’t stored on the device or on Apple’s server, and are never shared with the merchant. And, if your iPhone is ever lost or stolen, just use the “Find My iPhone” feature.
Best of all, you still enjoy all the benefits of your HUECU credit and debit card.
A Safe Way to Shop
Apple Pay works by sending payment information using NFC, short for Near Field Communication. The message goes from a special chip inside the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus to the register. Just look for the NFC logo — a card-holding hand near radio waves — displayed at checkouts in nearly 220,000 participating stores.
Using Apple Pay is safe. When you use Apple Pay, your HUECU card number is not stored on your phone or given to the merchant. Instead of using the actual credit card number, Apple Pay uses a “token” — a unique digital code is created specifically for that device. Once the transaction is completed, the one-time-use security token is no longer usable, making any data stolen useless and greatly reducing the risk of fraud associated with traditional plastic cards.
Stay tuned to huecu.org for updates in the coming year.