NBK “First Bank Locally, in Kuwait Launches Fitbit Pay”

National Bank of Kuwait (NBK) has today announced that Fitbit Pay™ is now available to its customers, which will enable them to make contactless payments via select Fitbit® (NYSE:FIT) devices; thus becoming the first bank locally to offer this service.

Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals.

NBK is committed to offering its clients easy-to-use, enhanced payment solutions, as it continues to stay at the forefront of emerging technology meant to meet customers’ ever-changing needs. Launching Fitbit Pay illustrates how the bank is taking steps to meet the growing demand for innovative ways to pay for goods and services.

Fitbit Pay will provide NBK customers with seamless and secure one-touch payments directly on their Fitbit Ionic, Fitbit Versa 2, Fitbit Versa 2 Special Edition, Fitbit Versa, Fitbit Versa Special Edition and Fitbit Charge 3 Special Edition.

Commenting on the new service launch, Mohammed Al Othman, General Manager of Consumer Banking Group, National Bank of Kuwait said: “We are committed to offering our customers the highest-quality tech options to guarantee an easy and secure payment experience.”

“Users can make faster and secure payments for their purchases anywhere that offers contactless payments by adding select credit cards to their Fitbit Wallet via the Fitbit app.” Al Othman added.

NBK customers with the applicable Fitbit devices can now conveniently use the free Fitbit app (Android and iOS) to add up to six cards to their Fitbit Wallet. Paying for products in stores that accept contactless payments could not be more straightforward: simply press the left button on the tracker or smartwatch until the card appears on the screen, and then hold your wrist next to the payment terminal until confirmation is displayed on the watch's screen. Fitbit Pay transactions feature enhanced security measures, requiring users to create and use a PIN code to activate Fitbit Pay.

NBK provides its clients with an exceptional banking experience, aligned with its well-established position locally, and in the GCC region, as the provider of the most outstanding financial services.

The Bank constantly updates the NBK Mobile Banking App to offer a safe and secure way for customers to conduct transactions such as opening accounts, applying for loans, cards and credit card limit increase, advanced payment features like e-Payments to enable online payment for purchases and NBK Quick Pay for fast and easy transfers, managing the accounts and credit cards while travelling, checking their NBK Miles and NBK Rewards Points, activating dormant accounts, establishing standing orders, finding the nearest NBK Branch, ATM or CDM in Kuwait and abroad, requesting an account statement or new checkbook, and many more services that make using NBK Mobile Banking App the perfect companion in Kuwait and when travelling.

NBK was awarded the “Best Consumer Digital Bank” and the “Best in Mobile Banking” in Kuwait by Global Finance Magazine for 2019.

Mohammed Al Othman - General Manager of Consumer Banking Group
Mohammed Al Othman - General Manager of Consumer Banking Group

NBK “First Bank Locally, in Kuwait Launches Fitbit Pay”

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