If you’re a user of Amazon’s Chase Visa Rewards card, you were likely disappointed to find that it was not supported in Apple’s new Apple Pay mobile payments system. Well, chin up Bucko, as Amazon has confirmed it does plan to support the new payments initiative in the near future.
… an Amazon spokesman confirmed to GeekWire this evening it is working to enable the Amazon.com Rewards Visa Card for use on Apple Pay, although declined to say when it would be available.
After rumors began circulating on Twitter following an Amazon credit card holder’s tweet that Amazon was not only not supporting Apple Pay, but had actively opted out of the program, a Chase representative confirmed to GeekWire that Amazon was not supporting Apple Pay, but did not disclose the reasoning behind the decision.
Chase reps states that the Chase Amazon Visa is their only consumer card not compatible with Apple Pay. Amazon opted out. Wow.
— Bryan Ⓜ️ Haggerty (@bhaggs) October 20, 2014
Many banks have been quick to support Apple’s new mobile payments initiative, eager to gain a place inside the digital wallets of millions of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users. Apple Pay kicked off on Monday, alongside the release of iOS 8.1.
The new service allows iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to store credit cards inside the device’s built-in Passbook app, making it possible to pay for goods and services with a simple tap on a merchant’s NFC-enabled credit card terminal, using the iPhone’s built-in Touch ID fingerprint scanner to authorize the transaction.