customers of Santander iPhone users can celebrate: the bank has finally added support for Apple Pay, Apple’s digital wallet that allows you to make physical payments via NFC or virtual stores using your cell phone, smartwatch, iPad or computer. For the launch, the company announced a campaign that gives double points using the service.
According to Santander, Apple Pay support was in great demand from its customers. Until then, the Spanish bank only worked with Samsung Pay; alternatively, the financial institution offered NFC stickers and wristbands for contactless payments.
To add a Santander card, simply access the Santander or Santander Way app and enter the Apple Pay option. It is also possible configure through the Wallet appentering the data manually or by scanning the physical card by the camera.
According to Santander, Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards, except for American Express Gold Card and American Express The Platinum Card. It is also possible to use the digital wallet through Apple Watch, iPad and Mac.
The news is late for Santander customers. Apple Pay has been available in Brazil since April 2018 and was launched exclusively by Itaú; in the same year the service became available to competitors such as Bradesco and Banco do Brasil. According to Apple, the wallet is also compatible with cards from Banco Inter, BTG Pactual, Digio, Nubank, Original, Porto Seguro, Sodexo, Woop Sicredi and XP.
To encourage the use of the digital wallet at launch, purchases with Santander cards made through Apple Pay until November 30, 2022 accumulate double points in Esfera or partner programs.
According to the regulation, the promotion is valid in all establishments that accept Apple Pay, whether physical stores or online. In the case of payments in installments, only the points of the installments debited within the campaign period will be considered.
Check out the list of cards included in the double score promotion with Apple Pay below:
- Santander Light Mastercard Santander Light Visa
- Santander Nacional Mastercard Santander Nacional Visa
- Santander OAB-SP Gold Mastercard
- Santander Platinum Mastercard
- Santander Platinum Style Mastercard
- Santander Platinum Style Visa
- Santander Unique Mastercard Black
- Santander Unique Visa Infinite
- Santander Unlimited Mastercard Black
- Santander Unlimited Visa Infinite
- Santander AAdvantage Gold
- Santander AAdvantage Black
- Santander AAadvantage Platinum
- Smiles Santander Platinum
- Smiles Santander Gold
- Smiles Santander Infinite
- Santander take off
- take off Santander Gold
- Take off Santander Infinite
- Take off Santander Platinum
- Santander Platinum Visa