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An Post Money adds Apple Pay

Source: Mastercard

Today, An Post has introduced a great new piece of functionality to its An Post Money Current Account with the addition of Apple Pay.

An Post Money Current Account customers can now enjoy all the benefits of their An Post Money Current Account Mastercard debit card with Apple Pay on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac.

Apple Pay is easy to use and works with the Apple devices we use every day. Apple Pay can also be used for secure contactless purchases above the €50 limit in countless shops, apps and online.

Apple Pay provides a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash — and uses the power of iPhone to protect every transaction. Customers simply hold their device near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment.

Card information is kept secure because it is not stored on your device or shared when you pay. Every Apple Pay purchase 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 grocery stores, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, and many more places.

John Rice, Financial Services Director for An Post said “The addition of Apple Pay is another good reason why customers are turning to the An Post Money Current Account debit card. The card has been key to An Post’s move into a wider range of financial services and another example of our commitment to being human about money.”

Sonya Geelon, Country Manager, Mastercard Ireland, said: “Using Apple Pay for your every day purchases couldn’t be easier so we’re delighted this new capability is on offer for An Post Mastercard cardholders. This innovation brings further speed and convenience when making payments, all underpinned by the safety and security you would expect from Mastercard.”

Apple Pay joins Google Pay™ and Fitbit Pay, meaning An Post customers can pay for goods and services with their phone, fitness tracker or smartwatch.

The An Post Money Current Account has been one of the key aspects of An Post’s move into a wide range of financial services. An Post’s ethos for its Money customers is to be human about money. The company believes that the addition of Apple Pay is yet another example of its commitment to that cause.

Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add eligible NatWest Group credit or debit cards. Once a customer adds a card to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac, they can start using Apple Pay on that device right away. Customers will continue to receive all of the benefits offered by An Post and Mastercard cards.

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