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Mobile payment: the perfect payment method for Easter treats

Easter is just around the corner. Are you in the middle of Easter preparations or planning an Easter trip? Then bring all of the sweetness and light that Easter promises to your payments, too: thanks to mobile payment, you can pay for your Easter treats easily, quickly and securely with your smartphone.

Are you already looking forward to Easter? Whether you’ll be surprising your friends over the holiday with an Easter gift, planning a celebratory Easter meal or taking a short break, we offer tips for enjoying the Easter period and all the sweetness it brings. And this starts with paying for your Easter treats. Our tip: make use of mobile payment. Paying with your smartphone or smartwatch has several benefits: 

  • Mobile payment is convenient: with mobile payment, you can pay for your Easter treats conveniently without cash. Just reach for that little device that most of us always have with us: your smartphone.
  • Mobile payment is a secure payment method: when paying with your mobile, the transfer of data and payment information is encrypted.
  • Mobile payment is fast: paying with your smartphone takes almost no time. No need to wait for change or enter your card number. After all, when your Easter shopping is done, you’ll still want to stroll around all those Easter markets and wrap those Easter gifts.

Which types of mobile payment are available?

When you make your smartphone your purse, there are two different basic ways you can pay: 

About contactless payments with digitized bank cards

You can save your PostFinance credit or prepaid card in your Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay wallet. In your Apple Pay wallet, you can also save your PostFinance Card alongside your credit card. Then, when you make a purchase, simply hold your smartphone to the payment terminal and the amount will be debited. You can do this wherever contactless payments are possible. In our step-by-step instructions, we show you how to save your bank cards and explain how you pay with them.

Do you use an Apple device? Go to Apple Pay

Do you use an Android device? Go to Google Pay

Do you use a Samsung smartphone? Go to Samsung Pay

Useful tip: you can also pay with your smartphone on your short Easter break

Are you treating yourself to a short trip or city break over Easter and travelling by train to Paris or Milan, or do you have another destination in your sights? Even when you’re abroad, you can pay with your smartphone wherever contactless payment is offered – regardless of whether you’ve saved your PostFinance Card or a credit card. 

Pay via a QR code

A second type of mobile payment is payment via a QR code. This works in a very similar way to contactless payment, but with this variant, you scan a QR code with your smart device. In Switzerland, TWINT is a widely available app that offers payment via a QR code. Would you like to know how to download and set up the PostFinance TWINT App, and what other options this app can offer?

Useful tip: mobile payments can also be made at Easter markets and farm shops

If you love to browse markets and farm shops on your shopping trips, you’ll frequently come across TWINT. In these places, the QR code to be scanned is often displayed on a tablet rather than on a payment terminal.

Try out mobile payment with ease

Mobile payment is a convenient, secure and fast payment method that’s perfect for Easter treats. Not yet familiar with mobile payment? Set up the payment solution you prefer and simply give it a try. You won’t want to be without mobile payment ever again. 

Tips for a successful Easter

Crafting Easter gifts

Crafting is great, but are you stuck for ideas? The Internet is full of inspiration and instructions for homemade Easter gifts. How about a special Easter basket or a colourfully decorated Easter egg tree as a small gift?

Recipes for Easter brunch at home

Is baking also one of your Easter traditions? At, you’ll find delicious recipes for Easter brunch, including Zopfhasen bunny rolls, Hefeteig-Küken chick bread or shakshuka with spinach.

Ideas for Easter excursions in Switzerland

Are you still on the lookout for Easter adventures? On the website from Switzerland Tourism, you’ll find an overview of dozens of Easter markets and Easter brunches being held across the country, as well as tips for Easter excursions. 

Questions and answers

  • There are various options for making payments without using cash, including:

    • Credit and debit cards: you can use a credit or debit card as a physical card for making contactless payments. Useful tip: in your Apple Pay wallet, you can save both your PostFinance Card and PostFinance credit cards; in Google Pay and Samsung Pay wallets, you can save PostFinance credit cards.
    • Mobile payment: save your credit and debit cards in your Apple Pay, Google Pay or Samsung Pay wallet on your smartphone and pay by holding your mobile to the contactless reader. You can also make contactless payments with your mobile by scanning a PostFinance TWINT QR code.
    • Online payments: a range of cashless payment types are available for shopping online, including debit or credit card payments, PostFinance Pay and other electronic payment methods.
    • Transfers: you can transfer money directly from your bank account to the recipient bank account.
  • Paying with your smartphone is becoming increasingly popular. To make payments with your phone, you must save your digitized debit or credit card in your smartphone wallet (Apple devices use Apple Pay, Android devices use Google Pay and Samsung devices use Samsung Pay). In addition or alternatively, you can use the PostFinance TWINT App to make payments via QR code. 

  • The same rules apply to contactless payment with your smartphone as to payments with physical cards: if you keep to the due diligence obligations set out in the terms and conditions when you use the card, or if it is lost or stolen, the provider is fundamentally liable for any damages that arise. 

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