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Original poster
Apr 12, 2001

Apple has updated its regional websites to indicate that Apple Pay is expanding to additional banks in France, Italy, and Spain.


In France, Apple Pay will be available later this year at Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne, Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest, and Crédit Mutuel Massif Central, which are the three regional federations of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa. Apple Pay is also coming to Crédit Mutuel Arkéa's online banking subsidiary Fortuneo, and Max.

In Italy, Apple Pay is now available at Banca Mediolanum for Mediolanum Card debit cards, which are based on Mastercard's Maestro network.


In Spain, Apple Pay is now supported by Boon, a mobile wallet solution based on a prepaid account with a digital Mastercard. Boon users top-up their accounts with a debit or credit card, or via wire transfer. Boon also supports Apple Pay in the United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Ireland, and Italy.

In Spain, Apple Pay will also be available through mobile-only bank N26 later this year. The service has a partnership with Mastercard.

Apple maintains a list of Apple Pay participating banks in Europe, although it has yet to be updated to reflect today's additions.

Article Link: Apple Pay Expanding to Additional Banks in France, Italy, and Spain


macrumors 6502a
Apr 13, 2010
the fact Apple Pay now supports Maestro as of this announcements means it's more likely to come to Germany and/or the Netherlands now. Previously it was less likely because this is the main debit card system used in those two countries and Apple Pay did not support it.

Although Maestro is owned by mastercard, it's actually a different network called Cirus (used to be branded switch/solo in the UK but is dead in the UK now) and many supermarkets in Germany (lidl cough), only connect to this system and don't take Visa Debit or MasterCard Debit because these two use the credit card EMV system and allow you to go overdrawn even without an arranged overdraft. Maestro is online only and does not allow you to go overdrawn. It will be interesting how Apple have managed to implement Maestro on the iPhone.
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