Apple Rolling Out Tap to Pay on iPhone in the Netherlands

Apple is today rolling out Tap to Pay on iPhone in the Netherlands, according to iCulture.nl, allowing independent sellers, small merchants, and large retailers in the country to use ‌iPhones‌ as a payment terminal.

Apple Tap to Pay iPhone
Introduced in February 2022, the feature allows compatible iPhones to accept payments via Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets, using only an ‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌ - no additional hardware or credit card machine is required‌.

Tap to Pay on ‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌ uses NFC technology to securely authenticate the contactless payments, plus the feature also supports PIN entry, which includes accessibility options.

Adyen and SumUp are the first payment platforms to offer Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌ to business customers in the Netherlands, with Rabobank, Klearly, Revolut, Stripe, Viva Wallet, Worldline, and myPOS coming soon. Tap to Pay on ‌iPhone‌ will also roll out to Apple Store locations in the Netherlands in the coming weeks. Apple has not yet officially announced the rollout in the country, but a press release is expected soon.

Tap to Pay on ‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌ requires ‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌ XS or newer models, and works for customers as any normal ‌‌‌‌‌Apple Pay‌‌‌‌‌ transaction would. Sellers just need to open up the app, register the sale, and present their ‌‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌‌ to the buyer, who can then use an appropriate contactless payment method.

Tap to Pay on ‌‌‌‌iPhone‌‌‌‌ is available to over 700,000 additional businesses across the United States, and Apple Stores in the U.S. have also rolled out the feature. The Netherlands is the fifth region to support Tap to Pay, following similar rollouts in the U.K., Australia, and Taiwan earlier in the year.

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btz-tech23 Avatar
12 months ago
Apple: Buy weed by bumping your smartphones into each other !!
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Steve in Heaven Avatar
12 months ago

Hmm I wonder how much it costs the seller. Last time I was in NL there were a lot of small places where I couldn't pay by credit card because their banks charged unsustainably too much.
We don't use much credit cards in NL. Living on credit is a bad American habit such as junk food, big-ass SUVs and pop music. Instead we used direct payment. It works perfectly and it's cheaper for all. Only exception might be for the tourists. Using a bank card for each transaction can be costly. The banks are the greedy ones to blame for that.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Strawberrypro Avatar
12 months ago

Hmm I wonder how much it costs the seller. Last time I was in NL there were a lot of small places where I couldn't pay by credit card because their banks charged unsustainably too much.
But that's just the case with credit cards, not with debit cards. In the Netherlands, many places accept only digital payments (any payment without cash). In fact, many of these places only accept payments without cards, using just your phone or nfc chip inside the bankcard.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MLVC Avatar
12 months ago

They don't accept credit card payment because they force you to use their crappy iDeal system.

Hotels seems to be fine from my experience with credit cards.
iDeal is not used in shops, it’s an online system.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JustMarco Avatar
12 months ago

Hmm I wonder how much it costs the seller. Last time I was in NL there were a lot of small places where I couldn't pay by credit card because their banks charged unsustainably too much.
Problem in Netherlands is not that fees for credit cards are unsustainably high, it's that debit card fees for Maestro and VPAY are just super low compared to anywhere else in the world. Which make dutch merchants not wanting to accept creditcards.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MLVC Avatar
12 months ago

Finally something for the Dutch to be happy about … a first over their Deutsche neighbours (myself included) ?
I think most Dutch are happy that they're not German ?
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