First Trust Bank*, has announced today a significant enhancement to its customers’ digital service through the launch of Apple Pay. Apple Pay is an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient and offers major benefits to both personal and business customers.
With over 285,000 customers in Northern Ireland, First Trust Bank* has invested heavily in improving the range of services to meet changing customer demands. This has included major investment in its overall digital offering to deliver convenience and accessibility in a secure way, particularly across its Mobile App, which was recently awarded Trusted Provider status by Moneywise UK as voted for by its customers.
Alongside new enhancements to its mobile app the Bank has been keen to deliver more digital payment methods and Apple Pay is the latest addition to this strategy.
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 authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Speaking about the new investment, Adrian Moynihan, Head of First Trust Bank said;
“Our purpose as a business is to back our customers to achieve their dreams and ambitions. Our customers are telling us they want increased convenience in how they can access their banking services, particularly across digital channels. There has been a clear demand from both our business and personal customers to provide Apple Pay facilities as part of our overall offering, and I am delighted that we are now able to do so. We have no doubt that it will further improve our already strong digital offering and also benefit our many retail and hospitality customers through facilitating easier payment methods at the point of purchase.”
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. It will be available to First Trust Bank* personal customers with either a debit or credit card and to businesses with a debit card.
Online shopping in apps and on websites accepting Apple Pay is simple with Touch ID, or just double-click the side button and glance at your iPhone X to authenticate 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 on the go in apps or Safari, Apple Pay works with iPhone 6 and later, iPhone SE, iPad Pro, iPad (5th Generation), 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.
For more information on Apple Pay, visit: www.firsttrustbank.co.uk/applepay
*First Trust Bank is a trade mark of AIB Group (UK) p.l.c. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c.), incorporated in Northern Ireland. Registered Office 92 Ann Street, Belfast BT1 3HH. Registered Number NI018800.