ING Direct closes its own mobile payment service on Android, implemented in 2016 as an alternative to payment with without touching via our card associated with the service. The bank sends an e-mail to its customers indicating that, within a minimum period of two months, will stop offering this service.
Instead, you can continue to use solutions like Bizum, Twyp, or Google Pay, so it will always be possible to pay with your mobile
ING Direct’s own payment service says goodbye
In 2016, ING Direct launched its own payment service without touching via mobile. Literally, the service was called “Mobile Payment” and allowed us to link our Mastercard cards on any Android with version 4.4 or higher. So we could pay from the app itself, even though we didn’t have the physical card with us.
Today, ING is sending an e-mail to its customers indicating that, within a minimum period of two months, will close the service completely, at which time the contracts on the same will be terminated
“When we launched ING’s own mobile payment solution for Android devices a few years ago, we did so to offer you a new, comfortable and secure means of payment.
This technology has been a revolution, but today it does not meet the expectations that we set ourselves to always give you the best and that is why we inform you that within a minimum of 2 months we will stop offering this service, the date on which the contract for said service will be terminated.
The reason we made this decision is to be true to our spirit: to always give you what you need, so that you have it, when you want it. “
ING indicates that its service “does not meet the expectations” of giving the best to its customers, so it closes it forever. There is no major problem if we want to continue paying with the phone, because Alternatives like Bizum, Twyp or Google Pay are still supported.