Mettle, a free business account created by NatWest, announced on Tuesday users may now use their Mettle card with Apple Pay to make purchases that allow Apple Pay. This notably means that instead of using physical cards, users may pay using Apple devices.
“Apple Pay is more secure than physical card payments. Your data privacy is protected with security features that ensure that your card transactions are not shared with the merchant or stored on your device. Additionally, to use Apple Pay, you’ll need to have biometric authentication (Touch ID and Face ID) or a passcode set up on your device.”
Mettle also noted that Apple Pay is a “better way” for users to pay with their Mettle card.
“It’s contactless, safe and easy. And it keeps you from having to touch physical buttons or exchange cash when you’re out getting what you need. Just look for the contactless logo or Apple Pay mark.”
Founded in 2017, Mettle is designed to give its users “the freedom to run their business.” The account is built for small businesses, startups, limited companies and sole traders with UK residency.
“We believe that anyone should have the opportunity to start a business, without fear or the stress of not knowing how to manage their finances. That’s why we’ve built Mettle to provide small business owners with the resources they need to effectively manage the financial side of their business.”