MANAMA: NBB has announced the activation of ‘Tap & Go’ contactless payment service across its point of sale (POS) terminals and cards.

The launch comes as part of a collaboration by the bank with the Central Bank of Bahrain and Benefit, allowing NBB customers to make contactless payments at outlets across Bahrain using their Android-based smartphones and activated NBB credit, prepaid and debit cards on the BenefitPay e-wallet.

The payment is processed when a customer places their smartphone close to NBB POS machines.

NBB said it has been actively replacing all credit, prepaid and debit cards and continues to migrate existing customers to the new near field communication (NFC) enabled cards with improved payment technologies.

Commenting, the bank’s chief executive of retail banking Subah Al Zayani, said: “We focus on the client journey and are continuously supporting personalisation and convenience to make our clients’ daily experiences smoother.

“The collaboration with BenefitPay comes as part of our mandate to embrace digitilisation as a core pillar of our transformation strategy. Customers can now benefit from using their cards, as well as their phones as electronic wallets, helping them stay safe and up to date on the latest technological advancements.”

The service is available for use on all NBB Mastercard and Visa cards, as well as NBB POS terminals using NFC across the kingdom.

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