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A Safer Way to Pay

Greg Moran on October 2, 2020  |  0 comments

We are pleased to announce that you can now use your Aerospace Federal Credit Union credit or debit card in most popular digital wallets! Digital wallets help protect the security of your credit or debit card number by utilizing an alternate card number tied to your device along with a one-time passcode when making purchases using your smartphone, tablet or watch devices. Securely store your Aerospace Federal Credit Union Visa® debit or credit card in your device’s digital wallet for quick checkouts when shopping in-store or online (online payments are based on the features of digital wallet provider. See digital wallet provider’s website for availability details).

Digital wallet payments are made without having to touch a Point of Sale (POS) terminal, so there is no need to swipe, sign, enter a PIN code, or insert your card into a chip reader to complete a transaction. Simply hold your mobile device next to the POS terminal and you’re done (payment requirements vary based on merchant’s POS terminal configuration). Look for the contactless symbol on POS terminals when you make in-store purchases.

Contactless payments are safe, easy, convenient, and secure!  Paying with a digital wallet is safer than giving the store your card number and PIN. Transactions are validated by a number that is unique to each device and card. This encrypted number is used to authorize purchases so your card number and PIN are never transferred or stored with the merchant, reducing the likelihood of your card being compromised. 

Aerospace Federal Credit Union supports the following digital wallets: Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay.

For details about using digital wallets on your specific mobile device, click here.

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The information provided by Aerospace Federal Credit Union is for informational purposes only and does not constitute personal financial, investment, or tax advice. For advice on your particular financial situation, you should consult with your personal financial, investment, and/or tax advisors. The opinions and statements of authors and commenters on this Blog are not the opinions or statements of the Credit Union or the Board of Directors, and the Credit Union takes no responsibility for their content.