Apple Pay will launch in Belgium on Wednesday, according to Belgian newspaper De Tijd. The report, citing sources, claims Belgium's largest bank BNP Paribas Fortis will be the exclusive Apple Pay partner in the country at launch. The bank offers a variety of Visa and Mastercard credit cards and debit cards.

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Belgium would become the 30th region where Apple Pay is officially available. Apple Pay is also set to launch in Germany later this year, as Apple CEO Tim Cook announced in July, and is "coming soon" in Saudi Arabia per Apple.com.

Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and has since expanded to many other countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, and Ukraine.

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Top Rated Comments

ksec Avatar
46 months ago
October, 2014 was when Apple Pay first launch.

4 Years!. Apple needs to start thinking how to speed up some of their recent services execution world wide. I know it is better to be right than to be quick. But 4 years is a long time.
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Dougie Jones Avatar
46 months ago
All the better to buy chocolate with.
Don't forget delicious belgian bier to wash that down.
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s66 Avatar
46 months ago
x
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Heineken Avatar
46 months ago
For what, If my card gets compromised it won't cost me anything (here) , the bank pays, not I/we, therefor our system is already secure enough.
Very "smart".
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jovada Avatar
46 months ago
All the better to buy chocolate with.
Belgium has more to offer than just chocolate and beer ;)
Sadly their website is written in Dutch :( https://www.streekproduct.be/
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justperry Avatar
46 months ago
But the retailer still tracks your transactions, but not with AP.

Also, banks are becoming much tougher on misuse, so many won't instantly pay without tracking where/how the fraud happened.

Additionally, more security should be praised not left to "don't care, banks will pay me back anyway" simpleton philosophy.
Fraud costs us all money directly or indirectly, and cancelling cards/accounts, identity fraud, mentally take their toll, too. Have it happen to you, and you won't be taking it so casually, when various things you take for granted don't happen correctly.
Fair enough.
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