FirstBank offers Apple Pay

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FirstBank announced that it will begin offering Apple Pay mobile payment services for customers. Apple Pay is currently accepted at more than 700,000 businesses and retailers nationwide.

Through fingerprint sensor technology available on iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, customers will be able to complete credit and debit card transactions without revealing their card information. This security feature ensures that merchants will never have access to a customer’s credit or debit card number.

Customers can simply add their FirstBank debit or credit card by going to settings on their Apple device, opening “Passbook and Apple Pay” and then selecting “Add Credit or Debit Card.” After their debit or credit card information is added, customers can hold their finger on the phone’s Touch ID scan—near the vendor’s contactless reader—to make a purchase.

“Apple Pay is transforming how we make payments and we’re thrilled we can offer this innovative and highly secure capability to customers,” said Jim Reuter, executive vice president of FirstBank Holding Company. “Apple Pay represents just one way FirstBank is making banking easier through smartphones and tablets. We’re continually evaluating and integrating new digital and mobile capabilities to make banking more accessible, safe and user-friendly for customers.”

In addition to Apple Pay, FirstBank offers a mobile banking application that allows customers to complete most bank transactions from their smartphone, including:

·         Mobile Check Capture: Customers can take a mobile photo of the check, enter the dollar value and have the funds deposited directly into their account.

·         FirstGlance: Customers can see a quick summary of their account information without having to login. FirstGlance also reminds customers of upcoming bills to help them make smart purchasing decisions.

·         Mobile Photo Bill Pay: The technology allows customers to add a new payee or pay a bill by simply taking a picture of their invoice.

·         Person-to-Person Transfers: Customers can send or receive payments to friends and family by using a cell phone number or email address.

The application also allows customers to view transaction history, view check and deposit images, transfer money, find ATM and branch locations and view frequently asked questions.