Donate with Apple Pay comes to UK charities offering an easy, secure & private way to pay


London, UK - 8 March, 201 -  22 UK charities today announce their supporters can donate with Apple Pay. 

Apple Pay is making it easier and more secure to donate to your favourite charity from your 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.

Saleh Saeed, CEO of the DEC said: “It is really exciting that the UK public will now be able to donate to DEC disaster appeals using Apple Pay, enhancing the user experience and making fundraising for these emergencies quicker and easier than ever before. DEC appeals are only launched in response to large scale humanitarian crises. Our aim is to raise as much funding as we can and enable our member charities to speedily deliver vital life-saving aid to the people in need. “

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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Notes to editors

  1. Media enquiries please call Karen Garvin on 07971 576917, Nicola Peckett on 020 7255 9111, or outside office hours 07930 999 014
  2. Spokespeople are available as well as stills and footage from recent DEC appeals
  3. The DEC brings 13 leading UK aid charities together in times of crisis: ActionAid UK, Age International, British Red Cross, CAFOD, CARE International UK, Christian Aid, Concern Worldwide, Islamic Relief Worldwide, Oxfam GB, Plan International UK, Save the Children UK, Tearfund and World Vision UK; all collectively raising money to reach those in need quickly. ActionAid UK, Plan International UK and World Vision UK are not responding in Yemen.