Altura Credit Union launches Apple Pay

RIVERSIDE, CA (February 12, 2016) — Altura Credit Union today announced that Apple Pay is now available for its Members using Altura credit and debit cards. Apple Pay makes it easy and simple to pay for purchases in stores, in apps and on-the-go using Apple-branded mobiles devices like an iPhone® or Apple Watch®.

“Our Members have been clamoring for Apple Pay, and we are excited to roll out this convenient and secure way to pay,” said Robert Whitton, vice president of the Member Service Center and Electronic Channels, Altura Credit Union. “Apple Pay is the latest innovation in mobile payments. We are so proud to introduce this service that adds to the overall experience of doing business with Altura,” he said.

Altura Members simply need to set their Altura credit or debit card as the default for Apple Pay to begin using it at more than one million stores and restaurants.

“Paying with Apply Pay is safer than using an actual debit or credit card because cashiers no longer will see your name, credit card number or security code. This helps reduce the potential for fraud,” Whitton pointed out.

Altura’s website,, offers step-by-step instructions for Members showing how they can link their Altura credit or debit card to Apple Pay, as well as how to use a mobile device to pay for purchases.

About Altura Credit Union

Based in the Inland Empire for 60 years, Altura Credit Union serves more than 127,000 Members, has $1.352 billion in total assets and operates 13 branch offices in Riverside County.  Membership is open to anyone who lives, works, worships or attends school in Riverside and San Diego counties; selected cities in San Bernardino and Orange counties; as well as U.S. Military, U.S. Government and Civilian employees working at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County; and retirees of the United States Armed Forces. For more information on Altura, visit, or call 1-888-883-7228.


Carol Kramer for Altura Credit Union
Kramer Communications
Cell: 818-497-5123

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