PRESS RELEASE: On National Sport Day, Dukhan Bank launches Fitbit Pay and Garmin Pay through its contactless payment platform D-Pay

Doha, Qatar – 09 February 2021: During Qatar National Sport Day celebrations, Dukhan Bank, Qatar’s leading banking player, has announced the launch of Fitbit Pay and Garmin Pay, to the Dukhan Pay (D-Pay) contactless payment platform, as part of the bank’s commitment to facilitate a digital transformation of banking services and transactions that also ensure a safe and easy payment experience for its customers.

On the Dukhan Pay (D-Pay) platform, customers can now add their Dukhan Bank debit and credit cards to their respective Fitbit and Garmin devices to make quick and seamless contactless transactions directly from the wrist.

Commenting on this launch, Dukhan Bank commented:
“We are pleased to add Fitbit Pay and Garmin Pay to the Dukhan Pay (D-Pay) contactless platform. These two services will surely enhance our customers’ experience by enabling them to perform contactless payments in a way that is seamless and safe, reflecting clearly the banks’ commitment to creating advanced payment methods that meet the constant and ever-evolving needs of our customers”.

From its side, Visa stated:
“Visa is continuously working to deliver new and innovative form factors to our partners. Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay use Visa Token Service and offer cardholders enhanced options for contactless payments through wearables, enabling their active lifestyle while offering a secure way to pay. We are pleased to work with Dukhan Bank to introduce Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay for Visa cardholders in Qatar.”

Mastercard commented:
“We are excited to extend our partnership with Dukhan Bank to launch Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay. Contactless payment technologies were already gaining traction. We have witnessed how the pandemic acted as a catalyst and dramatically increased consumer adoption in this market. Shoppers have realized that touchless provides a much faster, safer, convenient and hygienic way to pay. We will continue to work closely with our partners in Qatar to introduce new solutions that are aligned with our consumer’s needs.”

Dukhan Bank plans to launch more contactless payments products in the near future, as it aims to provide the best innovative services to customers and to offer them the safest paying solutions. These steps are also taken with a view of supporting the health and safety of customers amid the spread of COVID-19 by making banking services available anytime and anywhere, supported by a wide portfolio of internet banking services. D-Pay, or Dukhan Pay, is the latest digital banking service that is offered by Dukhan Bank to power digital banking transformation in the country.

More information on D-Pay is available to customers through Dukhan Bank’s website or on the customer care number on 800 8555.

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