Apple Pay Now Available In South Africa

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

With the heightened health and safety concerns over the past year, more customers have adopted and embraced contactless digital payment methods. Contactless payments provide convenience to both customers and merchants alike as they are easy to use, secure and they require less physical contact.

A recent study by Mastercard found that 75% of South African respondents stated they use contactless payments, with 88% saying they view contactless payments as a cleaner way to pay and 71% preferring to shop at merchants where contactless is accepted.

What is Apple Pay and how does it work?

Apple Pay, is an NFC-enabled mobile payment technology that allows customers to load supported* bank issued credit and debit cards into a virtual wallet on their compatible Apple devices. Once the card has been verified by the issuing bank and is active, the customer can use their iPhone or Apple Watch to make contactless payments at any NFC-enabled payment device (PED or Terminal) that accepts tap-to-pay / contactless cards. Transaction authentication on the device is made using fingerprint (Touch ID), image recognition (Face ID), or with a passcode.

What does this mean for Innervation Payment Customers?

Innervation Payments supports Apple Pay via our contactless enablement:

  • If you are already enabled to accept contactless card payments, then congratulations, you can accept Apple Pay transactions.

  • If you are not currently enabled for contactless card payments or do not have an NFC-enabled payment device, Innervation can assist you - kindly contact to find out how.

Innervation – making contactless digital payments even easier!!

To read more about Apple Pay in South Africa, click on the links below:



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* currently only available for Nedbank, Absa, Discovery Bank, FNB and Investec at this stage – SBSA not as yet.