Apple Pay has expanded to more banks this week, including Westpac in New Zealand, ING in Spain, Consors Finanz and Viabuy in Germany, Bank Millennium in Poland, Arbejdernes Landsbank and Spar Nord in Denmark, and Aktia in Finland.

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‌Apple Pay‌ has also rolled out to Monese cardholders in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Spain, and Sweden, while Danske Bank has announced that it will begin supporting the iPhone-based payment service later this year.

Westpac supporting ‌Apple Pay‌ in New Zealand is notable, as the bank has refused to partner with Apple in nearby Australia. A few months ago, after large competitor Commonwealth Bank launched Apple Pay, a Westpac spokesperson did say the bank remains "open to considering ‌Apple Pay‌ in the future."

‌Apple Pay‌ is now available to all Westpac New Zealand customers who have an eligible Mastercard debit or credit card. When customers use ‌Apple Pay‌ five times in the next month, Westpac will give them $10 and donate $10 to charity.

‌Apple Pay‌ has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, Germany in December, and Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia in February, and the service will soon be available in Austria, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Romania.

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Top Rated Comments

19SK91 Avatar
50 months ago
"ING" *excitement* "in Spain" *disappointment*. Oh well.
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tonyduffe Avatar
50 months ago
Well Westpac here in Australia are now starting to look really stupid when their New Zealand Subsidary has Apple Pay and the main bank doesn't but on the flipside however, it may be a sign the main bank is about to reach an agreement with Apple.
It could mean absolutely nothing NAB's New Zealand Subsidiary BNZ has had Apple Pay for a long time.

NAB (National Australia Bank)
BNZ (Bank of New Zealand)
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itsmilo Avatar
50 months ago
"ING" *excitement* "in Spain" *disappointment*. Oh well.
Same here. I was like finally and boom
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RickDEGH Avatar
50 months ago
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Very nice to see Apple getting this done in more and more countries.
After launching 4 years ago?!!
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Lozza013 Avatar
50 months ago
Well Westpac here in Australia are now starting to look really stupid when their New Zealand Subsidary has Apple Pay and the main bank doesn't but on the flipside however, it may be a sign the main bank is about to reach an agreement with Apple.
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Letterb Avatar
50 months ago
Netherlands...will it ever?
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