Mobile payment service Apple Pay is now accessible in Malaysia with Maybank, AmBank and Standard Chartered acting as its three supporting banks.
Apple users in Malaysia will now be able to make contactless payments using iOS devices like iPhones and Apple Watches thanks to the feature, which went live yesterday.
“Customers with Visa and Mastercard cards from banks including AmBank, Maybank and Standard Chartered Bank can now use Apple Pay, with American Express cards to be available with Apple Pay later this year,” the consumer electronics company announced on its website.
“Merchants such as KFC, Maxis, Machines, McDonald’s, Mydin, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, U Mobile, Uniqlo, Village Grocer and Watsons — and apps and websites including Shopee, Sephora, Atome and Adidas — now offer customers the ability to pay with Apple Pay.”
Jennifer Bailey, vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet said bringing the service to Malaysia will make it simpler, safer, and more secure to use one’s iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac for payments.
To use the service, you can simply hold your iPhone or Apple Watch near the contactless terminal, and authenticate using Face ID or Touch ID. When making purchases in Safari, customers can use Apple Pay without having to create an account, key in a PIN, fill out lengthy forms, or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information.
Every Apple Pay purchase is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or a device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code.