KUALA LUMPUR, August 10 – Apple yesterday announced customers in Malaysia can now use Apple Pay with their iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac. The easier, safer, and more secure way to pay for everything in customers’ daily routines is available in-store at leading retailers, in apps, and on the web. Apple Pay brings added speed and convenience to users’ daily lives, whether they’re grabbing a coffee at Starbucks, buying groceries from Village Grocer, or making an online purchase from Shopee.

Starting yesterday, thousands of retailers will accept Apple Pay, with support from some of Malaysia’s most established banks across major credit and debit networks. “We are delighted to bring Apple Pay to Malaysia, providing an easier, safer, and more secure way to pay with iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac. We think users will love the convenience and security of using Apple Pay,” said Jennifer Bailey, Apple’s vice president of Apple Pay and Apple Wallet. “Our customers in Malaysia will benefit from using Apple Pay with the support of the most popular banks, merchants, and our customers’ favourite apps.”

Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay, which features industry-leading protection of users’ personal information, transaction data, and credit and debit card information. Credit and debit card numbers are not stored on device or on Apple servers; instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted, and securely stored in the Secure Element on the user’s device, and each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code. Apple does not retain transaction information that can be tied back to the customer.

Transactions stay between the customer, the merchant or developer, and the bank or card issuer. If a user’s iPhone is lost or stolen, they can use Find My iPhone to quickly locate, lock, or suspend payments from that device. Using Apple Pay in stores is fast and easy. Simply hold 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.

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. 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. Today, Apple Pay is available in over 60 countries and regions, and works with more than 10,000 bank and network partners worldwide.