FNB says it now supports Apple Pay, enabling customers to add their cards to the Apple Wallet.
Over one million customers use the iOS version of the FNB App where they can add their card to Apple Pay or simply open the Wallet app to add FNB cards, it said in a statement on Tuesday (3 August).
FNB Payments executive, Raj Makanjee said the bank is witnessing a wave of contactless payments adoption by its Credit, Debit and Fusion cardholders. “In March and April this year, FNB customers consecutively made over 30 million contactless transactions topping R10 billion each month.”
CEO of FNB Card, Chris Labuschagne, said: “Apple Pay will further accelerate the adoption of contactless payments for customers and it is available to all FNB customers with compatible Apple devices. Once Apple Pay is set up on the device, it can be used immediately to make safe and secure payments.
“To date, we have well over 300,000 FNB Virtual Cards on our new issuing platform with over R600 million in spend, and Apple Pay is the latest customer-centric digital feature.”
It is easy to set up Apple Pay on iPhone using the FNB App, customers simply select ‘Cards’, choose to create a new Virtual Card specifically for Apple Pay or alternatively select an existing Virtual Card, then select ‘Add to Apple Wallet’ and follow the instructions.
Apple Pay makes it easier to pay for food and grocery deliveries, online shopping, transportation, and parking, among other things. Apple Pay can also be used to make payments in apps and on Apple Watch.
Customers will continue to receive all the rewards and beneﬁts offered by FNB’s cards including eBucks and purchase protection on qualifying transactions, FNB said.