The Apple Card launched in August. This credit card isn’t Apple’s first foray into payments. Apple Pay has been around for quite some time. Apart from the exquisite industrial design, the card offers a number of unique features, like tighter integration with the Apple Wallet.
Recently, we caught wind of another feature that’s likely to make it a card of choice, the Apple Card Disaster Relief Program.
Who is Eligible for the Program and What are the Benefits?
The Disaster Relief Program is targeted towards Apple Card owners who live in areas affected by major natural disasters. Apple themselves send out emails to those eligible. A Houston Apple Card owner recently posted on the MacRumors forums that they received an email from Apple regarding the program. They were affected by Hurricane Imelda They mentioned that Apple offered the following benefits:
- No interest payments for two months from the month you enroll in the Disaster Relief Program.
- One payment can be skipped, the month you enroll (without a penalty).
- Your account will remain in good standing while you’re enrolled. If you’re late on your dues, you won’t become further delinquent while enrolled.
The Apple Card has been praised for bringing greater payment transparency to owners. They can check interest rates right from the Apple Wallet app. Moreover, Apple’s policy of not charging late fees is friendly. Their latest move with the Disaster Relief Program indicates that they’re willing to nurture customer relationships, even when things are looking glum.