Bank of Ireland Working to Implement Apple Pay

The Bank of Ireland, the last major bank in the country that does not offer support for Apple Pay, is working on implementing Apple Pay for its customers, according to information shared with Irish news site Independent.ie.

"We expect to integrate phone payments in the future," said a spokesperson. "However we are not in a position to confirm timings." When asked by Independent.ie to clarify what "phone payments" meant, the bank representative said "Apple and Android Pay."

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Apple Pay has been available in Ireland since March of 2017, and the payments service works with Mastercard, Visa, AIB, Boon, KBC, and Ulster Bank, leaving Bank of Ireland as the one significant holdout.

Apple Pay is available on all of Apple's modern devices, including the iPhone 6 and later, Apple Watch models, and the newest Macs with Touch ID support.

Apple Pay in Ireland can be used wherever contactless payments are accepted, with Apple listing specific Apple Pay partners that include Aldi, Boots, Burger King, Dunnes, iConnect, Harvey Normal, Lidl, and more on its Apple Pay Ireland website.

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Top Rated Comments

DrNevs Avatar
79 months ago
Too late Bank of Ireland. I waited long enough and have switched banks already.

I'm not the only one either.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Veinticinco Avatar
79 months ago
Too late Bank of Ireland.
Yeah, about 3 years too late. Still recall back then the experience of using Apple Pay linked to my UK account in certain shops and being stared at as if I was some magical wizard...or shoplifter.

Next up, maybe now the dodgy tax genie is out of the bottle, and the presence of Apple Europe HQ in Cork irrelevant, maybe Apple will finally open some retail stores south of the border (as opposed to a certain unofficial front “authorised reseller”). I’m not holding my breath though...
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
winmaciek Avatar
70 months ago
1. It’s a bit funny, but you can now view BoI or AIB account balance in KBC app.
2. I’ve just spoken to a BoI employee (just to make sure my account has been closed) and she mentioned something about new app coming in April.
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Irishappletech Avatar
70 months ago
yeah its a pity. yes I seen that Winmaciek. Yes I heard about the new app too. that is good that its coming in April. Shame about Apple Pay though id imagine it won't be too much longer now that the app is due to arrive in April. Hopefully before June. I heard q2/q3 of this year. Did she mention what the app would do

Thanks
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winmaciek Avatar
70 months ago
No. Although it’s unlikely that it’ll be worse than the current one, it’s a disaster, not even universal across iPhone and iPad. If I were you, I’d hook up the debit card to Revolut and thus limit to minimum necessary interaction with BoI atrocity.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Irishappletech Avatar
58 months ago
I heard after the new year is all I heard dunno anymore. apparently their app is their priority. initially they planned to roll out both the new app and the payment systems together in one big launch but that didn't go ahead I dunno why
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