Doha Bank rolls out Apple Pay to offer contactless payment to customers

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Doha Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Qatar, has started to offer Apple Pay, a cash-free smartphone payment and digital wallet service, for its customers.

With the integration of Apple Pay, Doha Bank aims to help its customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons, or most importantly exchanging cash, in addition to using the power of the iPhone to protect every transaction.

Apple Pay is a mobile payment and digital wallet service by the American technology giant Apple. 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.

According to the statement, “Customers can now simply hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment.”

Apple Pay is accepted in grocery stores, pharmacies, taxis, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, and many more places. 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.

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 Doha Bank’s credit or debit cards. Once a customer adds 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 Doha Bank’s cards,” as per the statement.

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