Apple Pay Expanding to France, Hong Kong, and Switzerland

Apple-Pay-FranceApple confirmed during its WWDC 2016 keynote that Apple Pay will be expanding to France, Hong Kong, and Switzerland over the next few months in partnership with Visa, MasterCard, and American Express.

Visa and MasterCard will be supported in all three countries, while American Express will also be available in Hong Kong. The specific credit, debit, and prepaid cards that can be used in each country vary depending on the participating issuers listed below.

France


Participating banks and issuers in France at launch will include Banque Populaire, Boon, Caisse Epargne, Carrefour Banque, Orange, and Ticket Restaurant.

Apple Pay will be accepted at many retailers in France, including Apple, Bocage, Boulanger, Cojean, Dior, Le Bon Marché, Louis Vuitton, Orange, Pret a Manger, Sephora, and elsewhere contactless payments are accepted.

Hong Kong


Participating banks and issuers in Hong Kong at launch will include the Bank of East Asia (BEA), Bank of China (Hong Kong), DBS Bank (Hong Kong), Hang Seng Bank, HSBC, and Standard Chartered.

Apple Pay retailers in Hong Kong include 7-Eleven, Apple, Colourmix, KFC, Lane Crawford, Mannings, McDonald's, Pacific Coffee, Pizza Hut, Sasa, Senryo, Starbucks, ThreeSixty, and elsewhere contactless payments are accepted.

Switzerland


Participating banks and prepaid issuers in Switzerland at launch will include Bonus Card, Cornèr Bank (Cornèrcard), and Swiss Bankers.

Apple Pay will be accepted at many retailers in Switzerland, including ALDI SUISSE, Apple, Avec, Hublot, K Kiosk, Lidl, Louis Vuitton, Mobilezone, Press & Books, SPAR, TAG Heuer, and elsewhere contactless payments are accepted.

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32 months ago

No word on Germany availability, huh?

Germans like cash too much.
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32 months ago
Still waiting in Ireland even though UK have it and Tim Cook said it was going here in an interview..
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32 months ago
No word on Germany availability, huh?
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32 months ago

Hong Kong is a great market. Plenty of contactless terminals, plenty of iPhones and a society that's into things like that


Yeah I think Apple Pay will be pretty useful in Hong Kong...

Wish that Apple would open up the iPhone / Apple Watch NFC sub-systems so they could replace the ubiquitous Octopus Cards in HK. Would be one less thing I need to carry around when I'm there :)
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32 months ago

If it's anything like in Denmark then don't get you hopes high. They talk about QR code scanning and BTLE as being superior to Apple Pay. Basically something like CurrentC they have Swipp and Mobile Pay by Danske bank. Pure ****. Horrible experience. Mother****ing banks can choke and die.


OMG Exact same sh*t is happening here! Especially with ICA stores and Swedbank, all about QR-code pay method and "E-cards" with limited amount of cash for faster payment. I hope they give up and start to implement Apple Pay, no one wants to carry MORE cards or have to pay with 2+ steps involved
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32 months ago

The solution will be when Apple puts all that offshore capital to work by deciding to become a bank. You won't believe how fast the other banks will hustle to provide customer service.

I'm surprised why Apple doesn't do something like Boon. We already have accounts with cc attached or iTunes credit. Everyone would have Apple pay anywhere they are.
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32 months ago

If it's anything like in Denmark then don't get you hopes high. They talk about QR code scanning and BTLE as being superior to Apple Pay. Basically something like CurrentC they have Swipp and Mobile Pay by Danske bank. Pure ****. Horrible experience. Mother****ing banks can choke and die.

The solution will be when Apple puts all that offshore capital to work by deciding to become a bank. You won't believe how fast the other banks will hustle to provide customer service.
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32 months ago

VISA, MASTER, AE - is everywhere in Germany accepted, so what.



Maybe in the south NOT so much in the North - and even fewer merchant contactless pay terminals.

In Berlin ... always, always, have a pocket full of cash.
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32 months ago
My hopes that it will be released in Holland (and other Eurozone countries) have increased a bit now France is on the list. Can't be that hard to roll it out to all the other Eurozone countries now. Hey, I can hope right?
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32 months ago
Welcome onboard. It's a great payment method
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