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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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14 weeks ago
Yet still no mention of Apple Pay Cash outside of the US...
Rating: 9 Votes
14 weeks 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.
Rating: 3 Votes
14 weeks ago
Everywhere except Puerto Rico!
Rating: 3 Votes
14 weeks ago
While people in the US can already use Apple Pay Cash...
Rating: 3 Votes
14 weeks ago

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 have my home mortgage thru a credit union, and asked them several years ago if they had plans to institute Apple Pay. At the time they said yes so I took out a credit card-because they don’t offer debit cards, and waited. It’s been about 4 years and I’ve used the card once and have never had a balance on the card, as I paid it off within a day. I told them recently that I am canceling the card and when they asked why I said it was the lack of Apple Pay support. They then said that they were considering adding it but I said I was told that 4 years ago and it hasn’t shown up yet.

My primary commercial bank has offered Apple Pay for at least 3years, and over time more of my business has migrated from the credit union to them because AP is easy (now) for me to use and its more secure than using a credit card at shops.
Rating: 2 Votes
14 weeks ago
And Mexico

Everywhere except Puerto Rico!

Rating: 2 Votes
13 weeks 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
Rating: 2 Votes
14 weeks ago

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.

Leave. And when you do, tell them why. The only way they'll ever pay attention.
Rating: 2 Votes
14 weeks ago
Wow it’s really taking off. Seriously love Apple Pay / Apple Pay Cash and cant wait for Apple Card.

Extremely convenient and easy.
Rating: 2 Votes
14 weeks ago
The Netherlands won’t get it anyway!
Pretty sure Afghanistan will be first...
Rating: 1 Votes

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