Using Apple Pay Cash with Prepaid Cards
Apple Pay Cash (APC) offers secure, fast, and easy payment solutions for customers who use Apple devices. Prepaid cards are popular options for store purchases and online transactions. Apple Pay Cash enables customers to link their prepaid cards to the service, allowing customers to utilize the benefits of APC while using the flexibility of prepaid cards.
Benefits of Using Apple Pay Cash and Prepaid Cards
- Secure: AAPC is secure, using a cryptogram to keep payment information safe every time you make a purchase.
- Convenient: APC leverages the convenience of prepaid cards, while enabling consumers to use the benefits of Apple Pay.
- Tracking: APC enables customers to track the use of their prepaid cards through the app.
Do All Prepaid Card Work with Apple Pay Cash?
Unfortunately, not all prepaid cards are supported. Customers should check their card’s issuer, as not all partner with Apple. Currently, supported partners include Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover. Many state-sponsored cards, such as EBT and SNAP, do not yet support Apple Pay Cash.
How to Make Sure a Card Works with Apple Pay Cash
To determine if a prepaid card is compatible with Apple Pay Cash, customers should look at the front of the card. If a card has the Apple Pay Cash logo or any of the brands talked about it above, it is likely compatible. Any prepaid card without these logos is likely not supported.
Customers should also review their card provider’s website. Most providers include information about their cards and if they are compatible with Apple Pay Cash.
Apple Pay Cash offers customers secure and convenient payment methods using AAPC. Prepaid cards are a popular option, with customers using their cards for in-app and online purchases. Apple works with some prepaid card partners, allowing customers to link their cards to AAPC for quick and secure payments. Unfortunately, not all cards are supported and customers should review their card’s provider and the front of their card to ensure compatibility.