Apple Pay is Coming Soon to Austria

Austria's largest bank Erste Bank und Sparkasse today announced that Apple Pay is "coming soon" with a teaser on its Twitter account.


Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The service launched in Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, made its long-awaited debut in Germany in December, and became available in the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia last month. It looks like Austria will soon follow.


German-based mobile bank N26 also announced today that Apple Pay is coming soon to customers in Austria:


Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and is also available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.

Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday said Apple Pay will be available in more than 40 countries and regions by the end of 2019.

(Thanks, Steger Patrick and Adam Perjesi!)

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16 weeks ago
That is the best news from Apple for a while
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16 weeks ago
yeeees, finally.
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16 weeks ago
About damn time :cool:
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16 weeks ago
finally :)
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12 weeks ago
Officially live in Austria now at Erste Bank :)
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12 weeks ago

Officially live in Austria now at Erste Bank :)

And also at Sparkaße and N26. Supported card networks are Visa, MC and Maestro credit and debit.
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16 weeks ago
I've been waiting for Apple Pay Cash since forever and I was hopeful that AT LEAST Apple would announce just that yesterday. No dice.
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16 weeks ago

I have always asked myself why did Belgium get Apple Pay before The Netherlands or Luxembourg. The Benelux are well developed so I had hoped Apple would launch  Pay at the same time in Benelux.

[USER=76163]@troc[/USER] The answer is simple: we have a very extensive and cheap system of contactless payment already. Also, The Netherlands has rules about the maximum fee that pin-transactions should cost. Apple exceeds that maximum.

The maximum was set till the end of 2021. Due to these rules and also other laws, also as having an impossible government, we can count that we won’t have Apple Pay in the next 2-3 years.
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