The Bank of Ireland has announced that its customer will now have access to Apple Pay. Apple’s private contactless payments service. The announcement comes three years after other banks in the country began offering Apple Pay to their customers.
The financial organization has launched Apple Pay support alongside a newly updated Bank of Ireland iOS app.
RTE reports Bank of Ireland took three long years to offer Apple Pay because the bank’s technology infrastructure required “a major IT overhaul.”
“[Apple Pay] is another important addition to our digital payment offering,” Christine Hamill., Bank of Ireland’s Director of Business Transformation, told RTE, “following on swiftly from the rollout of the new mobile app. [We] look forward to bringing more new features to customers over the coming months.”
Ireland’s Ulster Bank and KBC Bank Ireland began accepting Apple Pay in 2017, and soon afterward the duo was joined by the Allied Irish Bank. Currently, only one Irish bank does not offer support for Apple Pay. However, that bank, Permanent TSB, says it will be adding support within weeks.