NatWest has enabled Tap to Pay on iPhone to all eligible UK businesses. Apple’s contactless payment acceptance technology is now available via the NatWest Tap to Pay iOS app.
Tap to Pay on iPhone provides businesses with a simple solution to seamlessly and securely accept contactless payments using an iPhone and NatWest’s Tap to Pay app – with no additional hardware or card readers.
Tap to Pay on iPhone accepts contactless payments*, including Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards and other digital wallets. When merchants use the app on their iPhone, they simply need to ask customers to hold their preferred form of contactless payment near the merchant’s iPhone and the payment will be made**.
Apple’s Tap to Pay on iPhone technology uses the built-in features of iPhone to keep business and customer data private and secure. When a payment is processed, Apple doesn’t store card numbers on the device or Apple servers.
Tap to Pay on iPhone is easy to set up and use. On an iPhone XS or the latest iOS version, merchants can download the NatWest Tap to Pay app on the App Store. New operators can set up Tap to Pay on iPhone within the NatWest Tap to Pay app and start accepting payments quickly, while existing merchants can speak to Tyl by NatWest to get Tap to Pay on iPhone added to their account.
Mark Brant, chief payments officer, NatWest, said: “Customers now expect the convenience and wider choice of using contactless credit or debit cards, as well as digital wallets such as Apple Pay, to make seamless and secure purchases wherever they shop. Equally, entrepreneurs and businesses are always looking for ways to streamline operations, boost sales and connect with customers regardless of location.
“For aspiring entrepreneurs, you just need a good business idea and an iPhone to start getting paid – enabling a wave of opportunities.
“Tap to Pay iPhone within the NatWest Tap to Pay app enables us to meet all of these needs and put contactless payments into the pockets of businesses, optimising the in-person payment experience for all.”
*Some contactless cards may not be accepted.
**Transaction limits may apply.