Donate with Apple Pay introduced by UK charities 

22 UK charities have today announced that their supporters can donate using Apple Pay

| 8th Mar 17

A total of 22 UK charities have today announced that their supporters can donate using Apple Pay.

Apple Pay makes it easier and more secure for supporters to donate to their favourite charity from their iPhone, iPad or Mac, instantly, with just a touch.

ActionAid UK, Alzheimer’s Society, Barnardo’s, British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Comic Relief, Concern Worldwide (UK), DEC, Marie Curie, Oxfam, (RED), The Royal British Legion, RNIB, RNLI, RSPB, RSPCA, Scope, Sightsavers, Unicef UK, VSO, WaterAid, and WWF-UK will offer Apple Pay starting today so their supporters can make easy, secure and private payments, right at the moment they feel inspired to donate.

Michael Dent, Director of Fundraising at Alzheimer’s Society said: “Offering supporters a quick and simple yet highly secure way to donate could be a real game changer for charities.

“People pay for goods online and on their mobiles every day with ease and should expect their charitable donation to be just as efficient and safe. This innovative technology will make single and regular donations much easier and we hope it will increase our fundraising so we can support even more people living with dementia, fund further treatments and ultimately find a cure.”

Luke Surry, RSPB head of Digital & Data, added: “The introduction of Apple Pay to our website is an important milestone in our plans to deliver improved experiences and the latest technology to our supporters. We are excited to be part of the initial launch in the UK as Apple Pay will simplify how our website visitors support us financially, and allow us to continue to give nature a home.”


Security and privacy

Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

Giving and adding Gift Aid to a donation has never been so simple — by eliminating the need to enter billing and contact info, create an account or fill out long forms to check out, Apple Pay gives charity supporters a way to donate instantly and at the moment they feel inspired to do so.

When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro.

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