Sodexo Engage, specialists in employee and consumer engagement, today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.

The introduction of Apple Pay will offer cardholders of Sodexo’s pre-paid Visa, Spree, a quick and simple way to make secure payments using their mobile device. The launch comes alongside the introduction of Spree’s own App, giving customers greater convenience and flexibility.

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 authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

Iain McMath, CEO of Sodexo Engage, commented: “The payments landscape is rapidly changing, with growing demand for fast and efficient transactions. We are excited to be working with Apple Pay and proud to be the first company in the UK to adopt this payment method for b2b pre-paid cards. At Sodexo, we are embracing the digital transformation to bring whole new experiences to customers that will transform and improve how they use their pre-paid cards.”

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.

Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is simple with Touch ID, or just double-click the side button and glance at your iPhone X to authenticate with Face ID. There’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information with Apple Pay. 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 (5th Generation), 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.