What you need to know
- UK challenger bank ikigai has added support for Apple Pay.
- Users of the bank's Visa debit card can now use their iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch to make payments.
UK challenger bank ikigai has enabled Apple Pay support for all users of its Visa debit card, it has confirmed. The move means that its customers can now use their iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch to make payments.
Ikigai is a relative newcomer to the UK banking scene and mixes current account banking with wealth management in a way that isn't seen elsewhere. Its move to add support for Apple Pay will be well received by its customers and it adds a further air of legitimacy to its operations.
🎉 🙌 We are so excited to announce that you can now enjoy all the benefits of the ikigai Visa Debit card with Apple Pay. It’s the easy, secure and private way to pay.
Read more about ikigai and Apple Pay here: https://t.co/11gBGnrWgf #applepay pic.twitter.com/KOe8cuG7UY🎉 🙌 We are so excited to announce that you can now enjoy all the benefits of the ikigai Visa Debit card with Apple Pay. It’s the easy, secure and private way to pay.
Read more about ikigai and Apple Pay here: https://t.co/11gBGnrWgf #applepay pic.twitter.com/KOe8cuG7UY— ikigai (@ikigai_money) July 6, 2021July 6, 2021
Apple Pay continues to be one of the best ways to pay for items both inline and in person thanks to its combination of convenience and security. UK contactless payments are supported up to a value of £45 at the time of writing, although some retailers don't have a limit in place for Apple Pay — including Apple Stores.
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