nbkc bank Announces Adoption of Garmin Pay™

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By nbkc bank
01/17/2024

nbkc bank Announces Adoption of Garmin Pay™

Customers can now make payments from their wrist

Kansas City, MO, January 17, 2023 –nbkc bank, Kansas City’s strongest large bank1, today announced that nbkc bank debit cardholders can now make payments from their compatible Garmin smartwatch2 with the Garmin Pay contactless payment solution. With a few quick taps, nbkc bank customers can easily access Garmin Pay to conveniently make purchases from their wrist almost anywhere contactless payments are possible.

“As we seek to stay at the forefront of the ever-evolving landscape of digital banking, we are pleased to announce that nbkc bank is now offering Garmin Pay,” said Michael Bartkoski, nbkc bank president and CEO. “This additional payment option exemplifies our commitment to embracing technologies that provide seamless, secure payment solutions and support a simple, frictionless banking experience.”

Before making their first Garmin Pay purchase, nbkc bank customers will add an nbkc debit card to their virtual wallet in the Garmin Connect™ mobile app. From there, users will enter their passcode, select that card from their virtual wallet, and hold their wrist near the card reader to complete a transaction. The payment amount will be debited directly from the nbkc customer’s account.

“We are excited to provide our customers and nbkc bank customers with another way to pay while they are on the go,” said Susan Lyman, Garmin vice president of global marketing. “Having the ability to easily pay for purchases, without the need for a phone or wallet, is a feature that we are happy to bring to Garmin’s active lifestyle customers.”

For more information, please visit garmin.com/garminpay.

About nbkc

Named the strongest large bank in the Kansas City area1, nbkc is a diversified banking company known for combining intuitive technology and personal support to create exceptional client experiences. We offer online mortgage and consumer banking nationally; community and commercial banking throughout our home region of Kansas City; and banking as a service to fintech companies across the U.S. Formed in 1999, nbkc continues to pursue its mission of leading the industry to simpler and more transparent banking. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


1 From an analysis published on April 17, 2023, by the Kansas City Business Journal, comparing all banks with a presence in Kansas City and assets of $1 billion or more. The study used 2022 year-end data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to evaluate banks on eight metrics which, together, reflect banks’ financial wherewithal.


2 For a list of smartwatches with Garmin Pay compatibility, click here

Media Contacts:

Melissa Beltrame

nbkc bank

Phone: 816-965-1417

email: Melissa.Beltrame@nbkc.com