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BNP Paribas Launches Tap to Pay on iPhone for French Retail Customers

BNP Paribas introduces Tap to Pay on iPhone, enabling French retail customers to  accept in-person contactless payments using Apple’s technology, offering compatibility with CB, Visa and Mastercard.

Tap to Pay on iPhone enables acceptance of various contactless payments, encompassing credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallets, solely through the Axepta BNP Paribas app on an iPhone, eliminating the need for additional hardware or payment terminals.

During checkout, employees prompt customers to hold their contactless credit or debit card, iPhone, Apple Watch, or other digital wallet near the employee’s iPhone, securely completing the payment process.

With BNP Paribas, Tap to Pay on iPhone is compatible with CB, a scheme that accounts for more than 65 per cent of daily consumer payments in France, as well as Visa and Mastercard.

Emmanuelle François, head of Axepta BNP Paribas, the brand of the BNP Paribas Group offering new cash-based solutions, says: “Tap to Pay on iPhone complements AXEPTA BNP Paribas’ payment solutions offer providing a complete digital experience and an optimised customer journey.

“BNP Paribas has chosen to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone with CB at launch in order to guarantee its retailer clients access to a widely used, robust, economical and secure network.”

Loÿs Moulin, head of business development at CB, also added: “Tap to Pay on iPhone complement CB’s innovative and secure dis digital omni-channel range of products and services.

“We are pleased that BNP Paribas has chosen to launch Tap to Pay on iPone with CB – its merchant customers can benefit from all the advantages of the French CB payment network, particularly in terms of security, reliability and costs.”

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