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Friday 19 October 2018


Global banks sign up to Garmin Pay

Written by Chris Lemmon

A number of global banks with eligible Visa credit, debit and prepaid accounts have partnered with Garmin, enabling customers to pay for goods and services using the Garmin Pay wearable contactless range.

Bank of America, Capital One, U.S. Bank, BonusCard, Cornérbank, National Australia Bank and ANZ have all signed up to the service. Customers will need a Garmin account and one of the enabled devices to pair with their Apple or Android smartphone so they can start using the payment service.

Jason Blackhurst, senior vice president of innovation and strategic partnerships at Visa, commented: “Just in time for the holidays, Visa account holders now have a simpler way to pay on-the-go with the Garmin vívoactive 3 [smartwatch]. We look forward to continuing to add more participating issuing banks so additional Visa account holders can experience the benefits of payments on the Garmin device.”

Bob Belan, managing director of products at Australia’s ANZ Bank, said: “At ANZ we are determined to bring our customers new payment experiences so they can pay the way they want to. We’re pleased to be partnering with Garmin to bring our customers a payment option with one of the world’s leading wearable device companies that has a proven track record in innovation.

“The wearables market continues to grow with more than 26 million devices shipped worldwide in the third quarter of 2017 alone, so we know our customers will appreciate the ability to pay on their Garmin device.”

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