Irish credit unions that offer checking accounts will now support integration with Apple Pay, allowing customers to add their debit cards to Apple Wallet for contactless payments.
Apple Pay support will be offered by credit unions based in Ireland through the current-count.ie brand, which was created to provide banking services with debit cards to consumers.
Currentaccount.ie already supports Google Pay and Fitbit Pay, but will now work with Apple’s contactless payment system on iPhone and Apple Watch.
According to The Irish Independent, another five credit unions in the country have registered to offer the checking account with Apple Pay support. The addition of Apple Pay integration comes after a large Irish credit union decided to stop providing checking account services.
Apple first launched the Apple Pay service in Ireland in March 2017 with the support of KBC and Ulster Bank. In 2020, the Bank of Ireland also began supporting integration with Apple’s payment system.
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