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Arab Bank brings Apple Pay to its customers

By JT - Feb 04,2023 - Last updated at Feb 05,2023

AMMAN — Arab Bank on Saturday started offering its customers Apple Pay services, a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash — and uses the power of iPhone to protect every transaction. 

Bringing the service to Arab Bank’s customers is part of the bank's strategy to continually provide the latest payment solutions and providing a seamless banking experience, according to a statement from the bank.

Customers simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure because it is authenticated with Face ID, Touch ID, or device passcode, as well as a one-time unique dynamic security code. Apple Pay is accepted in grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores and many more places, the statement said.

Customers can also use Apple Pay on iPhone, iPad, and Mac to make faster and more convenient purchases in apps or on the web in Safari without having to create accounts or repeatedly type in shipping and billing information.

“Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers 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, an industry-standard, certified chip designed to store the payment information safely on the device,” read the statement.

Yacoub Matouk, head of Consumer Banking at Arab Bank-Jordan, said: “We always strive to provide our customers with advanced payment solutions that meet their ever-evolving needs.” He added: “Bringing Apple Pay to our customers is yet another value-added benefit to Arabi Mobile app’s digital services, and provides our customers with an easy and secure banking experience that is in line with the latest digital payment technologies.”

Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, simply open the Wallet app, tap +, and follow the steps to add Arab Bank credit or debit cards. Once a customer adds a card to iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac, they can start using Apple Pay on that device right away. Customers will continue to receive all of the rewards and benefits offered by Arab Bank cards, concluded the statement.


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