On Tuesday, digital-only challenger bank, Starling Bank, announced it is now offering Apple Pay support, which will give customers to opportunity to add their Starling Bank debit card to their Apple Wallet.
Starling Bank claims it will be the first bank in the UK to offer the ability to setup Apple Pay right within the Starling app. This means that new Starling customers will be able to add their card to their digital wallet with a single tap even before the physical MasterCard Debit Card arrives in the post. While sharing details about the support, Julian Sawyer, Chief Operating Officer at Starling Bank, reportedly stated:
“Introducing Apple Pay is a great step for Starling as a digital only bank. Apple Pay has led to transformation in how customers can pay online and offline, so it’s a natural step for us given our focus on delivering great customer experience and fast, easy, secure ways to pay. Many of our customers have been eagerly awaiting this announcement so we are pleased to bring Apple Pay to them.”
Starling Bank also noted:
“Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual 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 authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.”
Check out full details about Starling Bank’s Apple Pay below.