Apple Pay 'Coming Soon' to The Netherlands, Says Dutch Bank ING [Updated]

Apple Pay is "coming soon" to The Netherlands, according to the Dutch bank ING. A teaser announcement on the bank's regional website, spotted by iPhoned.nl and iCulture.nl, revealed the news this morning.

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The short press release doesn't give a launch date, and instead advises customers to keep an eye on the site and the bank's social media accounts to stay informed about the imminent arrival of ‌Apple Pay‌ in the country. Users of the ING mobile banking app can also expect to receive a message letting them know when they will be able to their add bank card to Apple's secure digital wallet for use on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

The Netherlands has waited a long time for ‌Apple Pay‌. There were rumors in 2017 that Apple's mobile payment system would arrive in the country later the same year, but the launch failed to materialize and we've heard very little about it since. Meanwhile, ‌Apple Pay‌ went live in bordering countries Germany and Belgium in late 2018.

‌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 said in March that ‌Apple Pay‌ will be available in more than 40 countries and regions by the end of 2019.

Update: Portuguese bank Crédito Agrícola also recently announced that ‌Apple Pay‌ is coming soon. Hat-tip to MacRumors reader Rúben Antunes.

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Update 2: The ‌Apple Pay‌ page for The Netherlands is now live and says the service will be available soon in the country.

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Top Rated Comments

Aaargh! Avatar
36 months ago
Finally!

Hopefully this puts pressure on all other banks to follow suit, otherwise I'm moving all my accounts to ING.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kgelner Avatar
36 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2019/05/01/apple-pay-coming-soon-to-the-netherlands/')


Apple Pay is "coming soon" to The Netherlands, according to the Dutch bank ING ('https://www.ing.nl/particulier/betalen/betalingen-doen/apple-pay/index.html?bid=%3Fbid%3D2210_vrkp_HPP_Mass_Betalen_Apple-Pay_2019_wk19_BB2'). A teaser announcement on the bank's regional website, spotted by iPhoned.nl ('https://www.iphoned.nl/nieuws/apple-pay-in-nederland-release/') and iCulture.nl ('https://www.iculture.nl/nieuws/apple-pay-nederland-aankondiging/'), revealed the news this morning.
I'm a little confused as to what this means exactly, as I just used ApplePay over this last weekend in Amsterdam to pay for bus and train tickets, along with meals at restaurants and items at various stores... indeed I was pretty happy I had that set up as the few times I tried my American credit cards in readers they would not work!

EDIT: I guess this means ING will be the first Amsterdam based bank to support this, so the terminals already all support ApplePay but residents with local bank accounts could not use it to date. I left up my post as I thought others should know if you travel there ApplePay is already fine. :-)
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chfilm Avatar
36 months ago
Hopefully ING gets their act together and brings it to Germany soon as well.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jorikc Avatar
36 months ago
There is one more element that may confuse you. Apple Pay (contactless payment with iPhone or Apple Watch) itself has basically been supported in Netherlands for quite some time. Most terminals support contactless payment. However many places that are not in tourist area's, actually do not support Credit Card payments on these terminals, since the merchants would need to pay higher fees. So Amex, MasterCard, Visa don't have the best coverage in the Netherlands. However the debit systems V-pay and Maestro work basically everywhere. I'm expecting ING (NL) to make Maestro available in NL for Apple Pay, in order to have the best support within NL.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
n-evo Avatar
36 months ago
This is crazy. I just landed in Amsterdam this morning and have used it twice. I used it last fall when I was here as well.
Well if you just landed here you must be an authority on the subject. ;)

Anyway, it's about using Apple Pay with a Dutch bank and bank account. ING in this case. So far the we haven't been able to. For a short while there was a workaround through Bunq but they shut it down.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iTom17 Avatar
36 months ago
I didn't expect it to work at a water closet but it did! :)
Same, been using it at the toilets of the train stations quite a lot!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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