Bank of Ireland announced on Tuesday it is now offering Apple Pay to its customers. The banking group claims that Apple Pay is a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment cards to someone else, touching physical buttons, or exchanging cash.
“Customers simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code. Apple Pay is accepted in supermarkets, grocery stores, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, coffee shops, retail outlets, and many more places.”
Customers may also use Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, and Mac to make faster and more convenient purchases in apps or on the web in Safari without having to create accounts or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. Speaking about the Apple Pay launch, Director of Business Transformation at Bank of Ireland, Christine Hamill said:
“Apple Pay is now available for Bank of Ireland customers, making it even easier for those who prefer the convenience of paying in-store with their iPhone. The financial wellbeing of our customers is a top priority for us and this new capability helps our customers manage their day to day finances in a safer, more secure way. From today customers can add their personal and business debit cards and personal credit cards to Apple Pay and start using the service to enhance their payment options.”
Bank of Ireland added the Apple Pay launch follows the October rollout of the new Bank of Ireland mobile app for Apple customers, featuring a fresh new look and increased ease of navigation. It was revealed that the new iOS mobile app offers a range of new features including the ability to view and download statements; set up, view and manage Standing Orders, and add an account online.