NBK First Bank to Launch 'Garmin Pay' Service in Kuwait

Al Othman: The new service comes as part of NBK's efforts to introduce customers with easy, innovative and time-saving payment solutions

NBK First Bank to Launch 'Garmin Pay' Service in Kuwait

Al-Ameeri: Garmin Pay introduces a qualitative transition in users’ lifestyles

National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) announced the launch of “Garmin Pay” service, which enables its customers to make payments at a touch on their wearable Garmin Pay-compatible watch. The new Garmin Pay service comes as part of NBK’s continued efforts to provide its customers with top-notch, digitalized payment solutions that meet their aspirations and complements their unique lifestyle.

NBK is the first bank in Kuwait to offer contactless payments on Garmin watches, further emphasizing on its leading position as a provider of high-tech services and disruptive payment solutions.

Customers are required to add the details of their NBK Credit Cards to the compatible device to activate the service and then enjoy making fast and easy payments via their wearable device.

“We are happy to announce the launch of this new service, which came in line with NBK's efforts to introduce its customers with easy-to-use, fast, innovative and time-saving payment solutions. We are always looking for more unique and exceptional banking services that cater to the needs of all our customers," stated Mohammed Al Othman, General Manager of Consumer Banking Group, National Bank of Kuwait commenting on the new service.

"Garmin Pay is a payment solution specially designed for people who are always on the move. Customers can use this service in their daily purchases at retailers that support contactless payments," Al Othman added.

"NBK is always keen on providing its customers with innovative and full-fledged banking solutions by expanding its product base and while ensuring more secure and easier services. The bank always thrives to build strategic partnerships with the leading global service providers to offer the safest and most disruptive banking services. This is part of its well-established position locally and in the GCC region as the top provider of the most advanced financial services," Al Othman noted.

“We are celebrating the launch of Garmin Pay, the innovative payment service, for the first time in Kuwait, in coordination with NBK, the top bank in the Middle East, which has a leading position locally and regionally. This service will represent a qualitative transition in users’ lifestyles as the smart watch will stand as a GPS navigator, a mobile notification center, a sports mate and a wallet,” stated Ahmad Al-Ameeri, General Manager of Seas & Deserts Group, the exclusive agent of Garmin firm in Kuwait.

“Our company always takes the lead to introduce its customers and the Kuwaiti market with the top-notch and most disruptive services. Launching Garmin Pay in coordination with a distinguished partner like NBK came within this policy," he stated, adding that "our partnership with NBK is well-established; their confidence in our products and our services is a reflection of a long-term strategic partnership."

NBK has successfully maintained a long-standing leading regional position, thanks to offering the highest-quality banking services, in addition to its effort to provide the top-notch and the most innovative payment solutions to meet customers' ever-changing needs.

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How to set up Garmin Pay

-          Download the latest version of the Garmin Connect Mobile app to your smart phone, or your tablet whether Android- or Apple-supported (Make sure Garmin Watch battery is fully-charged)

-          Open Garmin Connect Mobile app and press Garmin Devices

-          Select your Garmin Watch

-          Select Garmin Pay and press on the Create Your Wallet button

-          You will be prompted to make a four-digit passcode to keep the wallet on your watch secure

-          Enter your card data

-          Read and accept the terms and conditions

-          Enter the Authentication Code (OTP) sent by SMS to your registered mobile number

-          Once you are done, the card will be added to your wallet and you're ready to use Garmin Pay service

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