In Europe, the proportion of payments made via smartphone continues to rise
Having made Apple Pay available to its clients in the USA in 2016, followed by Poland in June 2018, customers of BNP Paribas Fortis and Hello bank! in Belgium, as of today, can take advantage of Apple Pay. In France, BNP Paribas and Hello bank! customers will be able to access Apple Pay in early 2019. In addition to Belgium and France, BNP Paribas will support Apple Pay in other countries including Ukraine via its UKRSIBBANK subsidiary.
Security and privacy is at the core of Apple Pay. When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, or on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Apple Pay is easy to set up and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts offered by credit and debit cards. In stores, Apple Pay works with iPhone SE, iPhone 6 and later, and Apple Watch.