Apple Pay is Coming Soon to Austria, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Estonia, Greece, Romania, and Luxembourg
Apple Pay appears to be on the cusp of another European expansion, with upcoming availability in at least seven additional countries.
Mobile banking service N26 today on its Twitter account announced that Apple Pay will soon be available in Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, and Slovenia, one day after revealing that Apple Pay is coming soon to Austria. Likewise, ING Bank has announced that Apple Pay is coming soon to Romania.
Coming Soon! @n26 will bring #ApplePay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay that’s fast and convenient to customers in Estonia 🇪🇪, Greece 🇬🇷, Portugal 🇵🇹, Slovakia 🇸🇰, and Slovenia 🇸🇮! pic.twitter.com/iWgyH7pBYA — N26 (@n26) March 27, 2019
Hey André, it's true! 😊 Apple Pay will be coming to Portugal soon, please keep an eye out on our social media for further updates on the release! — N26 Support (@N26_Support) March 27, 2019
Slovakian bank Slovenská sporiteľňa confirmed that it will start supporting Apple Pay later this year, as reported by Zive.sk.
Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, including Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, Germany in December, and Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia last month. Apple said the service, which debuted in the U.S. in October 2014, will be available in over 40 regions by the end of 2019.
Update: Apple Pay is also coming soon to Luxembourg via BGL BNP Paribas.
(Thanks, Eric Cancela!)