Today, Permanent TSB announced that they now support Apple Pay. Paying with your phone has grown in popularity during COVID-19 as you can use your phone to pay with contactless for transactions over €50 and up to your daily limit.
Using Apple Pay With Permanent TSB
To use this, set up Apple Pay and then just hold your iPhone or Apple Watch near a payment terminal to make a contactless payment. 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.
Still No Google Pay
Last month, Bank of Ireland announced they had launched Apply Pay and Google Pay. This means Permanent TSB was the last Irish bank to launch Apple Pay and they have yet to launch Google Pay. I’ve reached out to Permanent TSB to ask if there is a timeline for Google Pay.
Update: Permanent TSB has confirmed that Google Pay will be launched with them in the first half of 2021.