Bank of Ireland brings Apple Pay to customers across Northern Ireland

  • Bank of Ireland has announced that it's added Apple Pay for its customers in Northern Ireland, allowing them to pay with their phones.

    The number of people paying with cash has dropped sharply in the past several months as shops have begun asking customers to pay by card, but contactless payments aren't the only way to pay. Anyone with an iPhone or Apple Watch can also pay for goods and services with the Apple Pay system, providing that your bank supports the feature.

    Bank of Ireland UK has now announced that it's bringing Apple Pay to its customers across Northern Ireland as part of a push for more contactless payment options. The bank aims to provide a more secure and private way for shoppers to pay for items without physically touching buttons or exchanging cash.

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    Apple Pay transactions can be considered more secure than a simple contactless payment card as every Apple Pay purchase is authenticated with Apple's Face ID, Touch ID or device passcode, and also uses a unique one-time security code on your mobile. Apple Pay is already supported by countless businesses across Northern Ireland.

    William Thompson, Head of Consumer Banking NI, Bank of Ireland UK said: "Apple Pay is now available for Bank of Ireland UK customers, making it even easier for those who prefer the convenience of paying in-store with their iPhone. The financial wellbeing of our customers is a top priority for us and this new capability helps our customers manage their day to day finances in a safer, more secure way. From today customers can add their personal and business debit cards to Apple Pay and start using the service to enhance their payment options."

    If you're a Bank of Ireland customer with an iPhone and want to learn more about Apple Pay, head over to to find out how you can use it.

    Source: Written based on press release


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