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Having officially launched back in March in Ireland, Apple Pay was only available to Ulster Bank and KBC customers, but now, starting today, AIB customers can avail of the service.



The cash-free payment system allows users to pay for goods by tapping their phone on a reader, much like they would using a contactless card.

Apple Pay is available on an iPhone 6 or later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3 or later and an Apple Watch paired to an iPhone 5 or later.

With more and more Irish banks now supporting both Apple and Android Pay, banks such as Bank of Ireland are under even more pressure to implement these new ways of payment into their systems.

The full press release can be read below:



Apple Pay Coming to AIB’s Customers

Offering an Easy, Secure & Private Way to Pay

Dublin. July 18th 2017— AIB, Ireland’s leading bank, today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.

Apple Pay works with AIB Debit and Personal Credit Cards everywhere contactless payments are accepted. The introduction of Apple Pay is a part of AIB’s ongoing commitment to offering our customers new and convenient ways to pay. As mobile payments technology continues to grow and expand, AIB remains dedicated to giving customers the opportunity to embrace digital payment solutions in a way that works best for them.

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.

For Fergal Coburn, Head of Digital Products & Payments, it’s about making banking more convenient for AIB customers, “Supporting Apple Pay is the latest in a number of innovative, customer focused developments that cements digital banking as an essential part of our customer’s daily lives. The way people are banking is changing and with Apple Pay our customers will have even greater choice in the way they purchase goods and services.  We’re delighted to provide our customers with the convenience and choice of using Apple Pay.”

Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.

Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID, so there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. When paying for goods and services on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with 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.

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