lpha Bank Romania introduces Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay, contactless payment solutions available to AlphaCard Visa debit or credit card holders using Garmin or Fitbit smart devices, into the payment ecosystem.

It’s easy, fast, and secure to use Garmin Pay or Fitbit Pay solutions when making purchases of any kind, and it’s also completely secure thanks to the latest electronic payment security technology used by Visa.

Activating them is made easy from the Wallet section of the apps on your Android or iOS devices.

“We are pleased to add Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay to the range of contactless payment solutions available to our customers. In a dynamic world, where the need for safety and health protection has become essential, the launch of contactless payments via smart watches and devices confirms Alpha Bank Romania’s commitment to continuously expand the digital options offered to its customers”, said Cristian Dragos, Executive Vice President Retail Banking, Alpha Bank Romania.

“We congratulate Alpha Bank Romania on this achievement. We see the two newly launched payment solutions as an excellent opportunity to increase the number of Romanian consumers who have the possibility to pay by the method that best suits their lifestyle. In recent years, we have seen a high appetite among Romanian consumers to adopt payment innovations.

Over 90% of all Visa card transactions in Romania are contactless, which places us 4th in Europe and 7th globally in this respect. We can already see that payments with smartwatches, mobile phones and other connected devices are becoming part of everyday life for more and more Romanians”, said Elena Ungureanu, Country Manager Romania, Visa.

Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay use Visa’s newest security technology for contactless payments, the token, which allows users to securely enter the credentials used to make payments. Confidential information is encrypted, ensuring the security of contactless transactions.

The new payment methods introduced by Alpha Bank Romania respond to the growing need of card users for contactless payments. So, no matter when or where you choose to use Garmin Pay or Fitbit Pay, using the Visa card attached to it, you will pay safely, quickly and easily. If you do not yet have a Visa card issued by Alpha Bank Romania, you can apply online here.

Using Garmin Pay and Fitbit Pay is free, both in the country and abroad, and payments with your Garmin watch or Fitbit device are made without additional fees or charges at any terminal that accepts contactless payments.

For more information, visit the dedicated pages for the two Garmin Pay products – here and Fitbit Pay – here.

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