In Partnership with the Southern Weekend

Simplify the way you pay by adding Hawaii State FCU to your digital wallet

Make electronic transactions easy, fast and secure

Sponsored by Hawaii State FCU

Looking for a way to make the holiday shopping season a little less stressful? By utilizing a digital wallet on your smartphone, you can enjoy a more convenient and secure way to pay for those holiday gifts. Hawaii State FCU vice president of branch experience, Aaron Vallely joined HI Now host Kanoe Gibson for a shopping trip to Allison Izu at Ala Moana Center to show us how simple it is. Just tap and pay and be on your way!

A digital wallet gives you convenience when making in-store purchases. Simply add your Hawaii State FCU credit or debit card to your digital wallet, such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, Samsung Pay, and Paypal.

New technology makes using a digital wallet safe? In fact, digital wallets provide an added layer of security when making purchases. Your card number isn’t stored on your device or shared with merchants. Plus, you have to authenticate transactions with your fingerprint, face ID or passcode. Of course, it’s always important to safeguard yourself against identity theft just like you would with a physical credit card. Make sure you lock your smartphone using a passcode or biometric authentication, like a fingerprint or face ID. You should also secure your digital wallet and other payment apps using similar methods.

All kinds of establishments accept digital wallets. From grocery and clothing stores to restaurants, many major retailers now accept digital wallet (or “tap and go”) payments. When you’re at the checkout, be on the lookout for the tap to pay symbol.

Hawaii State FCU has more tips on how to get started using your digital wallet. You can visit for more information.

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