An Post launches Apple Pay for current accounts

By Aisling Finn on Friday 6 November 2020

Digital Banking

The addition of Apple Pay comes just a few months after An Post added both Google Pay and Fitbit Pay for its customers.

An Post launches Apple Pay for current accounts
Image source: An Post

 

Irish bank An Post will now allow its current account holders to pay with Apple Pay. 

The development comes just a few months after the bank added Google Pay and Fitbit Pay capabilities to its platform. 

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.” 

As of yesterday, An Post account holders could add their debit card to their Apple Wallet and begin spending without the €50 contactless limit placed on other contactless transactions. 

Sonya Geelon, country manager for 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.” 

An Post joins the likes of incumbent Irish banks Ulster Bank and Allied Irish Banks to have added Apple Pay capabilities to its accounts and follows in the footsteps of challenger banks such as Monese, N26 and Revolut that all include the feature as standard.

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