Apple Pay launched to Ulster Bank business users

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    The new feature for business banking customers has been launched across the full range of VISA debit cards.

    Ulster Bank announced today (November 5) that it's business banking customers can now use Apple Pay to make purchases.

    With Apple Pay on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac, customers can make fast and convenient purchases in stores, in apps and on websites. 

    The new feature has been launched across Ulster Bank's full range of VISA debit cards to its business banking customers in Northern Ireland, complementing the existing range of payment options for SMEs. 

    Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a 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 authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

    “We’re thrilled to be bringing the ease and security that Apple Pay offers to our SME customers," said Mark Crimmins, Managing Director for Corporate, Commercial and Business Banking, Ulster Bank NI.

    "Ulster Bank is committed to providing simplicity and flexibility when it comes to how our customers bank with us, and Apple Pay will allow SMEs to make safe, fast business payments with minimal effort, leaving them with more time to get on with doing what they do best – running their business.”

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    Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all the benefits offered by Ulster Bank’s business banking debit cards – including its online and award winning mobile banking services, and free access to leading accountancy software FreeAgent. 

    With iPhone and Apple Watch, customers can pay with Apple Pay in stores, restaurants, taxis, vending machines and many more places. When shopping in apps or on the web in Safari with Apple Pay, there’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information. Every Apple Pay purchase is authenticated with just a glance or a touch with Face ID or Touch ID, or a device's passcode.

    Source: press release

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