PFS’ first Fitbit Pay solution for cards issued & managed by the fintech in the UK is live.
Customers of PFS in the UK can now add their Mastercard prepaid card to their device. This enables them to make payments on the go directly from their wrist.
Thus, FitPay users can leave their smartphone and wallet at home and make purchases wherever contactless payments are already accepted.
Valerie Moran, Head of Operations & Client Relations at PFS states: “Our collaboration with Fitbit allows PFS cardholders in the UK to become part of a growing payment innovation they can experience directly on their wrist.
“The trend towards cashless is growing. We are delighted to be at the heart of the evolution of payments.”
Fitbit Pay transactions use an industry standard tokenisation platform. This ensures user card information is never revealed or shared with merchants or Fitbit. In addition, a protected PIN is chosen by the user during device set-up for an added layer of protection.
Earlier this month, US payments technology firm InComm announced that its MyVanilla prepaid Mastercard is now compatible with Fitbit Pay.
FitBit Pay rolls out in 20 countries
The integration enables the users of the prepaid card to make payments through Fitbit wearable devices.
MyVanilla prepaid Mastercard is currently compatible with Fitbit models Fitbit Charge 3, Fitbit Ionic and Fitbit Versa.
And in April, FitBit Pay launched in Belgium for customers of KBC and CBC. Customers who have a Fitbit smartwatch or activity tracker can now use it to pay in shops that accept Maestro and have contactless payment available.
Fitbit Pay is now supported in more than 20 countries by more than 160 banks.
The service launched in Ireland last December for customers of AIB. Customers of AIB can add their Visa debit or personal Visa credit card to their Fitbit app, and make payments on the go directly from their wrist.