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UOB, Fitbit tie-up to enable contactless payments with fitness tracker

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UOB cardmembers will be able to make Fitbit Pay contactless payments through the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch.

UNITED Overseas Bank's (UOB) cardmembers will be able to make Fitbit Pay contactless payments through the new Fitbit Ionic smartwatch, the bank said on Thursday.

This comes as on a year-on-year basis, the bank's data shows that in the last year 30 per cent more of its customers made contactless payment through cards, smartphones and wearable payment devices. The total number of contactless transactions almost tripled in the same period, indicating that not only are more people going contactless, they are also doing so more often.

Choo Wan Sim, head of cards and payments Singapore, UOB, said: "We continuously look for ways to enable our customers to make payments simply, easily and quickly. What we can see is that contactless payments are winning the race when it comes to the payment preferences of our customers."

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