Apple seems to have quietly changed the card network that Apple Cash runs off of. Previously it was running on Discover, but it seems as though it has now been changed to Visa.
This was discovered by @Kanjo on Twitter.
When did Apple Cash become a Visa debit card?🤔 pic.twitter.com/ErU9epWOuZ
— AtaDistance (@Kanjo) April 22, 2022
Other users suggest in the responses to the tweet that the change came when Apple sent out alerts that it had added support for Enhanced Fraud Prevention for Apple Pay users. Visa debit cards were the first to get support for this.
Apple Cash has been a way for users to send money to each other over iMessage and is essentially Apple’s version of Venmo. It is available to use in stores through the iPhone and Apple Watch. It can be used online through the iPhone, iPad and Mac, as long as the Apple Pay button at the checkout is tapped for payment.
Apple’s Apple Cash page has been updated to show the changes to Apple Cash and its new card network.
New Apple Cash users will automatically have their cards added to the Visa network. For existing users, they will have to deactivate and reactivate their cards in order for them to go on Visa. Feel free to read our article that tells you how to do that.
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