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FNB Gets Apple Pay Support in South Africa

FNB has finally enabled Apple Pay support on its banking platform. Apple Pay launched back in March this year and while most banks were ready on day one to enable the service for its customers, FNB was not. Months went by and FNB kept promising it was coming. In the meantime, the bank urged customers to use its Virtual Card service on the FNB App. Thankfully, if you own an Apple device, you can now add your FNB card to the Apple Pay ecosystem.

Enabling Apple Pay on FNB is easy. You head to settings on your iPhone and to Wallet and Apple Pay. Once there, click on “add card” and proceed with the steps. Once you have entered your card details or scanned the card with your camera, the feature will ask for a verification method. You can use an SMS or email address linked to your FNB bank account. You can also make use of the FNB app to verify the card.


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Once you have verified the card, Apple Pay will then work on your device. You can then automatically do the same for your Apple Watch straight after adding the card to your iPhone. I can confirm that I successfully added my FNB Premier Card to my Apple Pay on both my iPhone and Apple Watch this morning. It was a smooth experience. I cannot confirm if paying at pay points works as smooth yet. However, it should not be any hassle we hope.

FNB joins the ever-growing list of banks that now support the Apple Pay service in South Africa. This includes Absa, Nedbank, Discovery Bank and more. Other banks are expected to roll out the service soon.

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Marco is the owner and founder of GLITCHED. South Africa’s largest gaming and pop culture website. GLITCHED quickly established itself with tech and gaming enthusiasts with on-point opinions, quick coverage of breaking events and unbiased reviews across its website, social platforms, and YouTube channel.

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