For those living under a rock, Apple‘s contactless payment service Apple Pay (uses Face ID or Touch ID to authenticate) was launched in October 2014. As in, it was on the iPhone 6, the service first debuted followed by the original Apple Watch later in 2015. That said, after rolling out to the US, UK Australia, and more countries, now it’s time for Bahrain, a country in the GCC to get Apple Pay in exactly 7 years since release. Three of the various banks in Bahrain have embraced the payment system in the country.
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The National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) announced the launch of Apple Pay through an Instagram post. The MasterCard and Visa cards of NBB support the service for faster and secure payments. NBB in their post says “enjoy a contactless, safe, and smooth payment experience anywhere!!”.
The second bank out of the three to support Apple Pay is the Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK). The Bank has launched the seamless payment service for their Debit cardholders for now. Customers can “enjoy all the benefits” of their cards with the use of Apple Pay to “Pay safer and faster”.
Digital and mobile-only bank in Bahrain, ila Digital Bank joins the list of banks letting its customers “Enjoy all the benefits” of Apple Pay using their Ila Bank cards. If you are an ila Bank Bahrain customer, you can take advantage of “the easy, secure and private way to pay” and “forget about carrying your wallet”.