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."


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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12 weeks ago
Too late Bank of Ireland. I waited long enough and have switched banks already.

I'm not the only one either.
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12 weeks 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...
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