BNP Paribas Fortis today brings its customers Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient.
Customers of BNP Paribas Fortis, Hello bank! and Fintro will be the first in Belgium to have the opportunity to use Apple Pay for contactless payments by debit card or via MasterCard, for their day-to-day purchases on their iPhones, anywhere in the world where contactless payments are accepted. BNP Paribas Fortis now offers customers multiple simple, secure and contactless payment methods.
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or 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 authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
“BNP Paribas Fortis, which has long been a pioneer in the field of mobile payments and is highly attentive to useful innovations, is delighted to be able to offer this new solution, which will make life easier for our customers, complementing what is already one of the most extensive mobile banking offerings on the Belgian market”, declared Max Jadot, CEO of BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, explaining: “The arrival of Apple Pay on the Belgian market is key for our customers and for large and small businesses to actively switch to cashless technology. We’re firmly convinced that our customers will like this solution because it enables them to carry out their transactions in a simple, fast and secure manner.”
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.
Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is simple with Touch ID, or just double-click the side button and authenticate with a glance with Face ID. There’s no need to manually fill out lengthy account forms or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information with Apple Pay. When paying for goods and services in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad (5th Generation and later), iPad Air 2, and iPad mini 3 and later. You can also use Apple Pay in Safari on any Mac introduced in or after 2012 running macOS Sierra and confirm the payment with iPhone 6 or later or Apple Watch, or with Touch ID on the new MacBook Pro and MacBook Air.