Apple Pay Now Available in Switzerland

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Apple_Pay_SwitzerlandApple Pay has launched in Switzerland today with support for MasterCard and Visa cards issued by Bonus Card, Cornèr Bank, and Swiss Bankers. Other banks and participating issuers will likely be added in the future.

Eligible cards can be scanned or added manually to Apple Pay by tapping the "Add Credit or Debit Card" option in the Wallet app on iOS 8.1 or later. Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6 or later, or iPhone 5 or later when the device is paired with an Apple Watch.

Apple Pay is accepted by a number of Swiss retailers, including ALDI SUISSE, Apple, Avec, Hublot, K Kiosk, Louis Vuitton, Mobilezone, Press & Books, SPAR, TAG Heuer, TopCC, and elsewhere contactless payments are accepted in the country.

Switzerland is the seventh country where Apple Pay is now available after the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, and Singapore. The service will also expand to France and Hong Kong later this summer.

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56 months ago

Be happy it's available for ****s sake.

Yes SIR Captain America !
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56 months ago
The Swiss I know hate using cards... they pay almost everything by cash.
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56 months ago

You are perfectly right, that's a joke... Bonuscards usually issues cards in partnership with other non-financial companies --such as SBB (national railways), etc.
Cornercard issues cards for Corner Bank and several other financial institutions that are too small to actually set up their own production (see PostFinance, etc) --and some other companies as well (DinersClub, Swiss airways, etc.).


But like you said the main consumer banks such as Credit Suisse and UBS are not supported. Nonsense.

I guess it has to do with the fact that UBS was developing its own Apple Pay-clone.

Gotta start somewhere. It's like how Australia and Canada only had AmEx for a bit until other banks gave in.
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56 months ago

Care to explain why Twint sucks?

- Fiddly.
- Slow.
- National solution unlikely to be picked up outside CH.
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56 months ago

Interestingly (or not) both Apple Pay on the US and Swiss site mention about Apple Pay in Safari but there's no reference over on the UK sub-site...

I noticed that too, I'm hoping it's just an oversight.
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