Apple Pay

Tietoevry Banking has been instrumental as a technical partner in introducing Apple Pay to BankAxept card customers in Norway. Ten banks are now leading the adoption of BankAxept, the national payment system, as a payment method in Apple Pay. This enables Norwegian cardholders to enjoy a convenient, secure, and private way to pay using their iPhone or Apple Watch.

Over the past 18 months, Tietoevry Banking has collaborated closely with BankAxept on behalf of Norwegian banks to integrate BankAxept cards into Apple Pay. This partnership capitalises on Tietoevry Banking’s robust market position as a modernisation partner for international payment solutions. Previously, Apple Pay in Norway was only available through international payment schemes. With Norwegian banks now incorporating BankAxept, retailers can expect significantly reduced costs.

The first Norwegian banks launched this service in early May, and as of now, nine banks are live with BankAxept in Apple Pay. This progress paves the way for additional banks to adopt BankAxept in their mobile payment solutions.

“We are pleased to have a good collaboration with all the involved parties and to enable these pioneering banks to launch BankAxept in Apple Pay for their customers before summer.
This step increases accessibility and easy card payments for consumers, while allowing Norwegian banks to compete with international players and maintaining BankAxept as a crucial part of Norway’s payment infrastructure,” says Jan Ove Haugstad, Head of Card Security & Authorization at Tietoevry Banking.

BankAxept has a strong presence in Norway, and participating banks can now offer cardholders to have their combined BankAxept and VISA card in Apple Pay, allowing Norwegians to make easy, secure and private payments with their iPhone or Apple Watch.

“We are delighted that BankAxept is now available in Apple Pay for the first Norwegian banks. This means that retailers can look forward to more cost-effective payments even when customers use Apple’s digital wallet,” says Jes Rasmussen, Head of Digital Payments at BankAxept.

The introduction of BankAxept in Apple Pay is a significant step to ensure that Norwegian banks can enhance their customer experience and maintain their relevance in the daily lives of their customers. With an estimated 61% of Norwegians using an iPhone, Apple Pay is a highly sought-after feature.

The banks that have already rolled out BankAxept in Apple Pay are:

• Flekkefjord Sparebank
• Haugesund Sparebank
• Lillesands Sparebank
• Luster Sparebank
• Skudenes & Aakra Sparebank
• Spareskillingsbanken
• Søgne og Greipstad Sparebank
• Voss Sparebank
• Sparebanken Sogn og Fjordane
• Sparebanken Vest (to be launched later in 2024)

For more information, please contact:
Tietoevry Newsdesk,, tel. +358 40 570 4072

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