QNB brings Apple Pay to customers

*A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch




QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), is offering its customers Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way with iPhone and Apple Watch.

This 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.

Customers need to hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure as 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, taxis, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, and many more places.

QNB has developed a wide array of digital payment solutions in order to cope with the challenges of the Covid-19 and to make payments contactless, whilst customer payment data remains secure.

"We are proud for taking the initiative of bringing Apple Pay to the Qatari market. QNB has a reputation of providing its customers with state-of-the-art technologies. With Apple Pay payment services enabled to our customers, we commit to address their changing needs with the highest and most advanced levels of service,” said Heba al-Tamimi, general manager, QNB Group’s Retail Banking.

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.

Apple Pay makes it easier to pay for food and grocery deliveries, online shopping, transportation, and parking. It can also be used to make payments in apps on Apple Watch.

Ensuring security and privacy, which are the core of Apple Pay; when customers use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are neither stored on the device nor on the 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.

Apple Pay is easy to set up. On iPhone, open the wallet app, tap “+”, and follow the steps to add QNB’s credit or debit cards. Once customers add 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 bene?ts offered by QNB’s cards.

QNB Group, currently ranked as the most valuable bank brand in the MEA, is the official MEA supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the official Qatari bank of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020.

Through its subsidiaries and associate companies, the QNB Group extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services.

The total number of employees is 28,000 serving approximately 20mn customers operating through 1,000 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,600 machines.




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