News - 12/08/2015

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PeoplesBank Visa® Debit Card and Apple Pay™ Will Change the Way You Pay

New, secure payment technology another first to market for the bank.

 
With PeoplesBank and Apple Pay our customers have the freedom to choose how they pay in a simple, secure and convenient way at hundreds of thousands of stores and participating apps.
With PeoplesBank and Apple Pay our 
  customers have the freedom to choose how
they pay in a simple. secure and convenient
way at hundreds of thousands of stores
and participating apps.
 

HOLYOKE, MA (December 8, 2015) – With the rollout of Apple Pay well underway since October of this year, PeoplesBank was again the first community bank to market with another banking technology for its customers.

“We have a long tradition of researching and launching new innovations for our customers,” noted Sheila King-Goodwin, Senior Vice President, Retail Banking at PeoplesBank. “LEED® certified offices, mobile banking apps and now Apple Pay for our Visa debit card are all technologies that we were first or among the first to market with.”

Several years ago, PeoplesBank began working on the concept of a Customer Innovation Lab (CIL), where new technologies could be researched, tested and introduced more quickly. Staffed by a vice president of Emerging Technologies, a data scientist and a team of volunteer Tech Titans, the CIL became a reality in early 2015 and has since been busy working on the launch of Apple Pay and other new banking innovations.

 
Inside the Customer Innovation Lab, our team of Tech Titans research and analyze new technologies, like Apple Pay, in order to meet the changing needs of our customers.
Inside the Customer Innovation Lab, our
team of Tech Titans research and analyze
new technologies, like Apple Pay, in order 
to meet the changing needs of our customers. 

Once installed, Apple Pay offers consumers a way to pay for purchases using stored debit card information that is transmitted to a store’s reader, which is installed near a point of sale terminal. It can also be used when shopping in partner apps. In both cases, consumers do not have to enter payment or shipping information as such data is securely contained within the Apple Pay system. Apple Pay transactions are authorized with TouchID™ thumbprint security or your passcode, and transactions never use your card number.

 

For more information, visit PeoplesBank Apple Pay.

 

About: PeoplesBank is a leader in innovation, corporate responsibility, environmental sustainability, and employee engagement. Our three LEED® certified offices are environmentally friendly and we have financed more than $80 million in wind, hydroelectric and solar energy projects.

As the largest community bank in the market, we have a unique ability to help the communities we serve through volunteer efforts and millions of dollars in donations to charitable and civic causes. Our associates devote an average of 6,000 hours to volunteer work each year and 48 of the bank’s officers serve on the board of directors and committees of 115 area nonprofit organizations.

PeoplesBank – a passion for what is possiblesm

 

Media Contact
GCAi for PeoplesBank
Darcy Fortune, 413.736.2245
dfortune@CGAionline.com

 

 

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