Update: Raifeissen Bank in the Czech Republic likewise today allowed Apple Pay on all their cards, including partner/branded creditcards.
Apple Pay today continues its European expansion, coming to brand-new banks in Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands– some five years after the mobile wallet service first introduced in the United States.
Bunq broadens today to Austria, its eighth European nation after Belgium, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain …
Apple Pay Austria
Apple Pay was currently supported in Austria by Benefit, Erste Bank und Sparkasse, Monese, N26, Revolut, and VIMpay.
Bunq informs us that Mastercard and Genius cards are supported.
‘ Austrian users can now make it possible for both Genius and Mastercard cards for Apple Pay, so they get the very best of both worlds. This provides them the liberty to pay with their iPhone or Apple Watch, whenever they want, any place they go,’ states founder and CEO Ali Niknam.
Apple Pay is easy to establish and users will continue to get all of the benefits and beneﬁts provided by credit and debit cards.
Apple Pay Germany
Germany sees Apple Pay assistance arriving from ING, contributing to a prolonged list of existing banks.
- American Express
- Consors Bank
- Consors Finanz
- Deutsche Bank
- Deutsche Kreditbank AG (Visa credit cards, Lufthansa Miles & More Charge Card)
- fidor BANK
- Hanseatic Bank
- HypoVereinsbank/ UniCredit Bank AG
- o2 Banking
- Ticket Restaurant Edenred
Regardless of the country’s love of money, the bank kept in mind that there is almost universal assistance for contactless payments.
With Apple Pay you pay for your purchases rather conveniently with the iPhone using contactless terminals at the cash register. This is possible in nearly all stores, online retailers, or Safari browsers.
Apple Pay Netherlands
Lastly, ABN Amro joins Bunq, ING, Monese, N26, and Revolut in supporting Apple Pay in the Netherlands. The bank worried that all physical card advantages apply to Apple Pay transactions.
‘ We are happy we can offer Apple Pay to our consumers,’ states Yvonne Duits, item owner payments. ‘We continuously work to bring brand-new and innovative payment approaches to our clients, so we’re happy to be able to provide Apple Pay.’
Apple Pay is simple to set up, and users will continue to receive all of the rewards and beneﬁts provided by ABN AMRO’s credit and debit cards.
Apple hasn’t yet updated its website with the newest additions.
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