Apple Pay Will Soon Launch in 16 More Countries, Including Bulgaria and Croatia

Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, launching in Poland, Norway, Kazakhstan, Belgium, Germany, Czech Republic, Saudi Arabia, Austria, and Iceland over the last year.


Now, mobile banking service Monese has revealed that ‌Apple Pay‌ is also coming soon to its cardholders in Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Many of these countries are located in Eastern Europe.


‌Apple Pay‌ is also nearing launch in the Netherlands, Hungary, and Luxembourg for a total of 16 upcoming countries. Apple CEO Tim Cook has said that ‌Apple Pay‌ will be available in more than 40 regions by the end of 2019.

‌Apple Pay‌ first launched in the United States in October 2014 and has since expanded to dozens of countries and territories. The service can be used anywhere contactless payments are accepted with a compatible iPhone or Apple Watch, and it is also accepted by select apps and websites.

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15 months ago
Yet still no mention of Apple Pay Cash outside of the US...
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15 months ago
While people in the US can already use Apple Pay Cash...
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15 months ago
Everywhere except Puerto Rico!
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15 months ago

Yet still no mention of Apple Pay Cash outside of the US...

That’s because Apple Pay Cash is backed by a bank. It took forever for these foreign banks to even agree to basic Apple Pay.
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I wish my smaller hometown bank would support it. I asked them about it and said they have no plans to offer Apple Pay in the future. I’ve been considering changing banks.

I ended up going to a credit union for that reason.
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15 months ago

at least you'll get it before Luxembourg :D

I couldn’t resist!

You owe me an apology, Apple Pay just released in Luxembourg :D
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15 months ago
Wow it’s really taking off. Seriously love Apple Pay / Apple Pay Cash and cant wait for Apple Card.

Extremely convenient and easy.
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