August 9, 2018 IBOMLLC Team

Consumers in South Africa can now make payments using Fitbit or GARMIN wearable tech

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First National Bank of South Africa (FNB), one of the top five biggest banks in South Africa, has launched a tap-and-go payment system for consumers using Fitbit or GARMIN Wearable. That means customers can use the contactless-enabled point-of-sale devices to make payment quickly when checking out at a local store.

That means a customer after doing rounds in the supermarket picking stuff into their cart does not have to waste time queuing up at the Point-of-Sale waiting for a human attendant to take the cash. They simply walk to the contactless-enabled point-of-sale device, tap the wallet feature on their wearable and pay. The same way they would pay with an FNB Pay enabled smartphone or a contactless card.

This latest offering complements a number of our digital solutions that enable customers to conveniently make payments without the need for carrying a physical card or cash,” said Jason Viljoen, Head of Digital Payments at FNB. “It further aligns to our ongoing strategy to migrate customers to digital channels where we continuously provide them with innovative and customer-centric solutions that meet a diverse range of needs.

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