A safer, more secure and private way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch
Doha, 17 August, 2021- QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has brought its customers Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way to pay that 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 simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. Every Apple Pay purchase is secure because 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.
Commenting on this, Heba Al-Tamimi, General Manager, QNB Group’s Retail Banking, said: “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.”
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, among other things. Apple Pay can also be used to make payments in apps on Apple Watch.
Security and privacy are at the core of Apple Pay. When customers use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on 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, simply 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 beneﬁts offered by QNB’s cards.
QNB Group, currently ranked as the most valuable bank brand in the Middle East and Africa, is proud to be the Official Middle East and Africa 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 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 20 million customers operating through 1,000 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,600 machines.