Operational Excellence is one of the four key priorities in our Gateway Strategy.  This means implementing improvements in all our activities so that they are more effective and efficient. As of the 8th March, supporters can use Apple Pay to donate to The Royal British Legion. The Legion was one of just 22 charities to launch this service. Touch of a finger Apple Pay makes online shopping in apps and on websites as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID. As a result there is no need manually to fill out lengthy forms or repeatedly type in address and billing information. Supporters only need to fill in details once and can continue to make payments with just a click and a thumb authorisation. By eliminating the need to enter billing and contact information, create an account or fill out any forms to check out, Apple Pay gives supporters a way to donate instantly and at any moment they feel inspired to do so. Improved process Just a week prior, the fundraising team also launched our brand new look donations forms – a project that has been over a year in the making, and improves the donation process for all users. Please do check out the new donation forms which can be found on the donations page of the Legion website. If you are enabled for Apple Pay check this out by going to the RBL Website, clicking ‘donate’, selecting a donation amount and then an option for Apple Pay will appear. Note: Apple Pay will only show as an option if you are registered for Apple Pay and on the following suitable devices: iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro. More details When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code. For more information on Apple Pay, visit:http://www.apple.com/uk/apple-pay/ Apple approached charities with this in January of this year and so it really has been a race against time to get this live in time for the launch. A huge thank you to everyone who has worked so hard to get this project live to launch in time.​