- Santander is the first major UK High Street bank to offer Fitbit Pay
- Available to personal and business Santander debit and credit card customers
- Can be used with Fitbit Versa and Fitbit Ionic
The new mobile payment option will be available to all Santander’s personal and business credit and debit card customers1. Santander has been an early adopter of other mobile payment methods and has introduced them for customers as they have become available.
Recent research from Santander suggests that over a quarter (28 per cent) of consumers have moved away from carrying cash in the last year as mobile and contactless payments become more accessible2. The number of outlets accepting mobile payments is growing rapidly with many retailers now allowing mobile spend over the standard £30 cap on contactless card purchases.
Matt Hall, Director of Banking and Unsecured Credit at Santander UK, said: “We are always looking at how we can offer our customers new ways to help them manage their money and make life easier. With more people embracing a healthier lifestyle, Fitbit is the ideal partner to deliver a convenient and simple payment experience. Customers can go straight from the gym to the coffee shop without worrying about carrying cash or cards.
“Fitbit Pay complements our existing mobile payment solutions and shows our commitment to improving the digital options available to our customers.”
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Notes to Editors
- Excludes ATM only cash cards, Visa Top-up Debit Card and Business Visa Electron
- Research carried out online by Opinium from 28 – 30 November 2017 amongst a nationally representative sample of 2,003 adults.
Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its innovative products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. At 31 December 2017, the bank serves around 14 million active customers with c19,500 employees. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.
Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful market share in 10 core countries in Europe and the Americas, and is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. At the end of 2017, Banco Santander had EUR 986 billion in customer funds (deposits and mutual funds), 133 million customers, 13,700 branches and 200,000 employees. Banco Santander made attributable profit of EUR 6,619 million in 2017, an increase of 7% compared to the previous year.
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