04/07/2016: Columbia Bank Presents Apple Pay

Lake City, FL– Columbia Bank may be one of the oldest financial institutions in the state, but their services are anything but old!  They recently introduced Apple Pay to their customers. Having just celebrated 104 years in business, Columbia Bank continues their long standing practice of community banking, including an emphasis on personal relationships with customers and support of local businesses, non-profits and events.   They also understand the importance of offering their customers the latest in technology.

“At Columbia Bank, we strive to provide modern day conveniences with traditional service,” said K.C. Trowell, President and CEO of Columbia Bank.   “The introduction of Apple Pay is just one step we have taken to ensure we always meet that standard.”

Apple Pay, the mobile payment and digital wallet service provided by Apple, Inc., allows users to make payments on the spot at participating merchants using a variety of mobile gadgets such as IPhone, IPad and even Apple watch.

The Columbia Bank Apple Pay product is a debit card service provided by MasterCard and is completely secure.  Actual card numbers are not stored on the device; instead, a unique Device Account Number is created, encrypted and stored in the Secure Element of the device. The Device Account Number in the Secure Element is walled off from iOS and not backed up to iCloud®. 

Apple pay is available at over a million stores and counting including leading retailers such as Best Buy, Macy’s, McDonald’s, Chevron, Office Depot, Panera Bread, Petco, Champs Sports, RadioShack, Sports Authority, Subway, Toys “R” Us, Walgreens and more.

Online shopping within apps also allows users to pay for physical goods and services and eliminates the need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information.

For more information visit www.apple.com/apple-pay.