On top of more banks in Mexico launching Apple Pay support for its customers, so has ING Belgium.
The company announced today that it has full support for the contactless payment method.
Amaury Vanthournout, Director of Payments at ING Belgium, said it will be a great addition to the everchanging payment changes between customers.
“We’re constantly looking for new ways to help our customers manage their money even easier, and Apple Pay is a great fit,” he said. “We’ve seen a major behavioural shift among our customers as a result of the pandemic, many of whom have become hesitant to use cash. Half of all payments are now contactless, a steep rise from 13% a year ago. By introducing Apple Pay in the ING Banking app, we are seizing the momentum by offering our customers a new payment method that offers incredible ease of use in shops, online and on the go.”
ING also stated that the company has seen 51.5 million contactless-based payments in the first five months of 2021, where there were only 21.5 million in 2020 overall.
This will also mean that ING Belgium users will have access to using Apple Cash, which is Apple’s version of Venmo that enables users to send money to family and friends through iMessage.
Customers that use their ING Belgium debit cards will not have to type in a PIN number when making purchases with Apple Pay too. This would be more specific for in-store payments done from an iPhone or Apple Watch.
Apple Pay is available to use on the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.
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