Apple Pay Expanding to AIB in Ireland, CaixaBank in Spain, and Other Banks in UK, France, and Italy

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    Apple Pay continues its global expansion today with several new participating banks, and more coming soon, in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, and the UK.

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    In France, Apple says Apple Pay will be available later this year to Banque BCP and Arkéa Banque Privée customers, and through mobile-only banking and/or payment solutions Orange Bank, Lydia, and N26.

    In Italy, as promised, Apple Pay is available now for American Express credit cards issued directly by American Express.

    In Ireland, Apple Pay is available now at AIB, one of the so-called "Big Four" financial institutions in the country.

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    In Spain, Apple says Apple Pay will be available later this year at CaixaBank and mobile-only banking app imaginBank. Visa in general will also begin supporting Apple Pay in Spain by the end of the year.

    In the UK, Apple Pay is now supported by mobile-only banking app Starling Bank.

    Earlier this month, Apple announced several other new and forthcoming banks with Apple Pay support in France, Italy, and Spain. Apple maintains a complete list of Apple Pay participating banks in Europe on its website.

    Update: Canadian bank Tangerine says its debit cards now work with Apple Pay following credit card support last year. (Thanks, Chris!)

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  2. jjini macrumors newbie

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    But when do we finally get Apple Pay support in Germany? :(
     
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    Given up hope of ever getting it in the Netherlands :(
     
  4. Good User Name macrumors regular

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    Whenever your German financial institutions say you will.
     
  5. saschke macrumors 6502

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    Got tired of waiting, set up a boon.fr account which works perfectly. Used Apple Pay at REWE, Vapiano, Penny and others successfully.
     
  6. patjem macrumors member

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    That is great news! The biggest Spanish bank is now onboard
     
  7. sunny2k1, Jul 18, 2017
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    As N26 hinted Apple Pay will launch in Spain, Italy and France later this year, we should be close of seeing Apple Pay in Germany. More I‘m not allowed to tell... ;)

    You don't have to...;)
     
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    I hope not, but N26 is a French bank isn't it? It's not present in the Netherlands as far as I know.
     
  10. sunny2k1 macrumors 6502

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    Nope. N26 is a German Direct Bank. That’s why they haven’t been any support by Apple Pay.

    For example boon. can offer Apple Pay because they are no bank, just an issuer of Pre-Paid Credit Cards.
     
  11. reclusive46 macrumors 65816

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    The problem with the Netherlands and Germany is many transactions aren't even processed over Maestro (Nevermind Visa, MasterCard and AmEx (especially Germany)), it makes rolling out Apple Pay extremely difficult for various reasons.
     
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    Maestro is by far the most used system in the Netherlands
     
  13. -Maxim- macrumors regular

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    N26 tells its users when they ask about ApplePay in Germany that we have to contact Apple. N26 wants to introduce it for a long time already.

    I sincerely hope that you have some real inside information and are not just getting our hopes up ;)

    But I think as well that ApplePay will launch in Germany later this year too. N26 will probably launch it in Germany, France, Italy and Spain at the same time.
     
  14. tolis24h Suspended

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    Given up hope of ever getting it in the Cyprus...
     
  15. theoapo macrumors member

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    Same for Greece.

    At least we have turn by turn navigation in Apple Maps.
    On a recent trip to Cyprus I installed Google Maps to use for navigation because Apple Maps woulnt support turn by turn...
    :( :( :(
     

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