ING Belgium and the South African bank FNB have announced support for Apple Pay, Apple’s mobile payment service.
“We’re constantly looking for new ways to help our customers manage their money even easier, and Apple Pay is a great fit,” said Amaury Vanthournout, director of Payments at ING Belgium, in a press release. “We’ve seen a major behavioral shift among our customers as a result of the pandemic, many of whom have become hesitant to use cash. Half of all payments are now contactless, a steep rise from 13% a year ago. By introducing Apple Pay in the ING Banking app, we are seizing the momentum by offering our customers a new payment method that offers incredible ease of use in shops, online and on the go.”
As for the South African bank, MyBroadband reports that physical FNB cards confirmed to be supported on Apple Pay include Premier Fusion, Private Fusion, Private Wealth Credit, Business Debit, and Aspire Debi. Apple Pay is accepted globally anywhere you see these symbols and marks in stores, within apps, and on the web in Safari. You can add your credit, debit, or prepaid cards from participating banks and card issuers.