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.
Bald auch bei uns: Sicher und einfach bezahlen mit Apple Pay. pic.twitter.com/AQlbyb0k05 — Erste Bank Sparkasse (@eb_spk) March 26, 2019
German-based mobile bank N26 also announced today that Apple Pay is coming soon to customers in Austria:
Coming Soon! @N26 will bring #ApplePay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private to pay that’s fast and convenient to customers in Austria 🇦🇹 pic.twitter.com/iy3NK44Tli — N26 (@n26) March 26, 2019
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!)
Top Rated Comments
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.