Santander Bank in the U.S. Now Supports Apple Pay


Way back in June of 2015, when Apple confirmed that its mobile payment option, Apple Pay, would be arriving in the United Kingdom, Santander Bank was one of the launch partners.

Since then, Santander has also launched support for the mobile payment service in Spain, but up to this point the 2.1 million customers in the United States have been left waiting. That’s finally changing, however, as the bank has officially announced that Apple Pay is now supported, by way of the MasterCard debit and credit cards offered by the establishment.

With the added support, the aforementioned customers can add their card(s) to the Apple Wallet app, and then use those cards to pay for things at checkout where Apple Pay is supported.

“Our customers have been telling us that they want to do more on-the-go digital banking using their mobile devices,” said Michael Cleary, Santander’s Head of Consumer and Business Banking. “At Santander, we pride ourselves on listening to our customers. We’ve responded to their feedback by investing more resources in our mobile banking platform and upgrading the digital tools and services customers need to truly bank anywhere with Santander, and Apple Pay is a great example of that innovation.”

If you’re a customer of Santander, the bank has put together a dedicated landing page for Apple Pay, which goes over the details in how the system works, and also includes an FAQ for good measure.

Does your bank support Apple Pay yet?

[via Santander (1); (2)]

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