Apple Pay Expands to Additional Banks in New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Poland, Denmark, and Finland

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.


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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16 weeks ago
"ING" *excitement* "in Spain" *disappointment*. Oh well.
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16 weeks ago
Netherlands...will it ever?
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16 weeks ago
We also got it in Greenland today. I just payed earlier
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16 weeks 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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16 weeks 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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16 weeks 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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16 weeks ago

"ING" *excitement* "in Spain" *disappointment*. Oh well.


Same here. I was like finally and boom
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16 weeks ago

You know what I really like to see happen, Apple being forced by the EU to open up NFC on iPhones, there's a lot of uses for it, like public transport/2FA on certain websites, I have one, can't go to a higher level of security because there's no NFC support on iPhones while other systems have.

Apple pay here is just an "added" bonus, it has no added value for me, systems are one of the best in the world, we/I don't need another one.





Huh....


I'd say the same to your post.

Apple has already worked with Japan for NFC for public transit ... mid 2018.
Apple is already working with Chicago, NYC and San Francisco for NFC in transit payment systems ... have you not been reading their press releases or their announcements in the past 12 months?

My post about ApplePay being a power move is on point. Apple hasn't given up and is working openly with banks. Even Australia, who's financial governing body had initially rejected ApplePay for months (I'd say close to a year) finally resolved that issue and it's at 98% implementation there! Is that not a power move for you?
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Google Pay
^ how many countries and retailers, banks and credit payment systems (American Express, MasterCard, etc) do they support on a global scale?

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IF you're talking about Interac ... lol .. not compatible in the USA; which is a big deal for me being a Canadian. Furthermore, any cash Kiosk system can charge you ANY rate (legally; at least in Canada) for this.
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16 weeks ago

Lost all hope. I think banks will always protect their system and platforms here. They’re even adding NFC functionality to their own apps. Oh well, first world problems.


I doubt it will ever get here too despite what they say in the article. My bank app has a feature similar to Apple Pay called MB Way and that feature is widespread here, basically everyone younger than 35 use it. I doubt they’ll give up their monopoly.
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16 weeks ago

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)

TBH, I think you may be right, considering how NAB and Westpac tend to keep applying spin to their customers.
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