Glenwood State Bank is proud to offer Mobile Wallet! Use Mobile Wallet to securely pay for your everyday purchases—all you need is your cell phone! This innovative technology offers a great way to get you through the checkout line quickly and conveniently! Learn how you can start enjoying all the benefits of Mobile Wallet!
What is a Mobile Wallet?
Mobile Wallets use near field communication (NFC) to transmit payment information from your mobile device to a payments reader (a terminal at a checkout). A Mobile Wallet can also be used to quickly and easily make purchases online.
Glenwood State Bank is excited to offer Mobile Wallets because they are extremely secure and can be faster to use than a debit or credit card at checkout!
What makes a Mobile Wallet more secure?
Mobile Wallets automatically encrypt your payment data; this means account numbers are not stored on your mobile device. Furthermore, when you make a payment, your details are tokenized, which means your personal information is translated into a unique digital token, specific to that transaction. Tokenization helps minimize fraud by replacing sensitive data with a surrogate (fake) value.
Mobile wallets also require your device to be password protected using a PIN, pattern, or fingerprint. Should someone get ahold of your device, they wouldn't be able to access your payment data.
Do all merchants accept Mobile Wallet payments?
Most merchants have the technology needed to accept Mobile Wallet payments, however, not all merchants currently have the feature enabled on their terminals. As Mobile Wallets become more and more prevalent in our shopping habits, more merchants will begin to accept Mobile Wallet payments. In the communities we serve, there are already many merchants who accept Mobile Wallet payments; we anticipate this number to grow rapidly.
If you find a merchant who doesn't accept Mobile Wallet payments, encourage them to enable this feature so you (and others) can use it in the future. Then, try again at a later date.
Which Mobile Wallet is right for me?
Glenwood State Bank is proud to offer Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay. See below to determine which Mobile Wallet is right for you:
- iPhone or other Apple device: Apple Pay (learn more)
- Android device: Google Pay (learn more)
- Samsung device: Samsung Pay (learn more) or Google Pay (learn more)
I tried to add my card to my Mobile Wallet but the correct phone number isn't listed to verify my card; what do I do?
While adding your card to Mobile Wallet, you will be required to authenticate your device, for security purposes. The simplest way to do this is by receiving a text message and entering in the code into your Mobile Wallet. If, however, your mobile phone isn't listed as an option (it may show your home or work phone number), you will need to contact Glenwood State Bank to update your phone number in our system. You can retry adding your card immediately after speaking with us.
If you have any other further questions, ask one of our Personal Bankers!