Greater Nevada Credit Union launches Apple Pay

First credit union headquartered in Nevada to offer this new payment option

CARSON CITY, NV (May 7, 2015) — Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) members can now use Apple PayTM with their GNCU debit cards to make payments at participating businesses that have contactless payment terminals. Greater Nevada is the first credit union headquartered in Nevada to offer this new payment option.

The free service allows members to use their iPhone® or other compatible Apple® device to pay for purchases without using their physical debit card or giving personal account information to a merchant or payment processor.  Account information is not stored on the Apple® device, adding another layer of security if that device is stolen or lost.

To make a payment, members simply unlock their device with their fingerprint and hold it within a few inches of the payment terminal.  Members can also use Apple PayTM to make purchases at select sites online.

“Providing a convenient and secure banking experience is a priority for us,” said Greater Nevada’s Vice President of eCommerce, Patty Chang. “Apple Pay gives our members the opportunity to use their Greater Nevada debit card with the very latest in payment technology.”

Chang says this new technology fits nicely with Greater Nevada’s other services, including mobile banking with remote check deposits and person to person payments. According to Chang, several major retailers with stores in northern Nevada are already accepting Apple PayTM, and more are coming on board soon.

Greater Nevada Credit Union, which is open to everyone living or working in Nevada, is headquartered in Carson City and has been helping Nevadans with their financial needs since 1949.  The credit union serves more than 48,000 consumers and small businesses, and has more than $540 million in assets. Greater Nevada has also been consistently recognized as Best Financial Institution in many of its service areas and as a top employer by the Reno/Tahoe Best Places to Work Awards. For more information, visit  Federally insured by NCUA.

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