Online Account Management Finally Comes to Apple Card with New Tools

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Apple recently launched an online portal to help Apple Card customers manage their accounts online. This web portal provides card owners with another way of tracking their account besides the iOS Wallet app or directly with card issuer Goldman Sachs.

The new web experience brings a handful of new tools to Apple Card owners. Like most card management tools, Apple’s new website allows customers to view their current balance, check available credit, and track their card usage.

It also lets users view current and past monthly statements as well as make payments.

Customers can even pay off their entire balance, which was previously only possible from the iPhone’s Wallet app or via a phone call to Goldman Sachs.

Apple launched the Apple Card last fall alongside the iPhone 11 series and Apple Watch Series 5. It was one of the most successful credit card launches for bank Goldman Sachs.

The Cupertino company advertised the card as a forward-thinking card for the future, but the lack of a web interface was a big detractor.

Customers can apply for the card in the United States without taking a hit to their credit score. They also don’t have to worry about any extra fees beyond the standard monthly interest charges.

One of the biggest perks to an Apple Card is the cashback promotion, which pays users up to 3% when they use their card at supporting retailers such as Apple, Walgreens, Uber, and select gas stations. Customers also can earn 2% back with an Apple Pay purchase and 1% back if the customer uses the physical card. Another incentive is a zero percent financing plan that allows users to purchase a Mac, iPad or AirPods interest-free.

To entice new users, Apple has started offering signing bonuses that run until the end of July. New users can earn a $50 daily cash bonus when they purchase content from an Apple service such as Apple Music or Apple TV+. Apple hasn’t forgotten about existing users. The company recently announced it is allowing Apple customers to defer payments and interest charges for July due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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