A mobile wallet is just as it sounds – it’s a digital wallet that lives on your smartphone, tablet or smartwatch. Just about every mobile device has a built-in wallet yet many of us have not made the switch to using one. Mobile wallet provides a secure and convenient way to pay for things without needing to carry the physical credit card around. Plus, there are many different types of mobile wallets available you can take advantage of. Here’s more about mobile wallets and how to get started using yours.
Rather than carrying a debit or credit card around that can be lost or stolen, a mobile wallet app stores your card on your device and tokenizes the number, making payments secure. Additionally, your Touch ID fingerprint or PIN adds an extra level of security at the time of payment.
No more digging around in your wallet or purse. Simply pay with a tap or touch of your finger. It can even be used as the payment method when buying things online, saving you the hassle of re-entering your billing and shipping information.
You have options
There are many mobile wallet apps available to you. Typically installed on your device are Google Pay, Apple Pay, and Samsung Pay. These apps even allow you to load loyalty or reward cards such as your grocery store or coffee shop rewards cards.
Many retailers also offer mobile wallets that can be used exclusively at their store. Check with your favorite retailer to see what they have available and be sure to load your 1st United debit or credit card as your favorite card.
Getting started with your mobile wallet is easy:
- Locate or install the appropriate mobile wallet app for your device (Samsung Pay instructions, Google Pay instructions, Apple Pay instructions)
- Add your 1st United Visa debit or credit card information
- Access the mobile wallet when checking out at participating merchants and choose your card
- Hold your mobile device to the terminal
If you have questions about mobile wallet, let us know. Our friendly staff is happy to help you set up your mobile wallet. Give us a call or stop by any branch.