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Austria's largest bank Erste Bank und Sparkasse today announced that Apple Pay is "coming soon" with a teaser on its Twitter account.

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Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The service launched in Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, made its long-awaited debut in Germany in December, and became available in the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia last month. It looks like Austria will soon follow.

Bald auch bei uns: Sicher und einfach bezahlen mit Apple Pay. pic.twitter.com/AQlbyb0k05 - Erste Bank Sparkasse (@eb_spk) March 26, 2019

German-based mobile bank N26 also announced today that Apple Pay is coming soon to customers in Austria:

Coming Soon! @N26 will bring #ApplePay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private to pay that's fast and convenient to customers in Austria 🇦🇹 pic.twitter.com/iy3NK44Tli - N26 (@n26) March 26, 2019

Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and is also available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.

Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday said Apple Pay will be available in more than 40 countries and regions by the end of 2019.

(Thanks, Steger Patrick and Adam Perjesi!)

Article Link: Apple Pay is Coming Soon to Austria
 

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Austria's largest bank Erste Bank und Sparkasse today announced that Apple Pay is "coming soon" with a teaser on its Twitter account.

erste-apple-pay.jpg

Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The service launched in Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, made its long-awaited debut in Germany in December, and became available in the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia last month. It looks like Austria will soon follow.


German-based mobile bank N26 also announced today that Apple Pay is coming soon to customers in Austria:


Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and is also available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.

Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday said Apple Pay will be available in more than 40 countries and regions by the end of 2019.

(Thanks, Steger Patrick and Adam Perjesi!)

Article Link: Austria's Largest Bank Says Apple Pay is Coming Soon
Belgium, Vatican City, Ukraine also support Apple Pay. Edit the post.
 

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Austria's largest bank Erste Bank und Sparkasse today announced that Apple Pay is "coming soon" with a teaser on its Twitter account.

erste-apple-pay.jpg

Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The service launched in Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, made its long-awaited debut in Germany in December, and became available in the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia last month. It looks like Austria will soon follow.


German-based mobile bank N26 also announced today that Apple Pay is coming soon to customers in Austria:


Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and is also available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.

Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday said Apple Pay will be available in more than 40 countries and regions by the end of 2019.

(Thanks, Steger Patrick and Adam Perjesi!)

Article Link: Austria's Largest Bank Says Apple Pay is Coming Soon
 

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I've been waiting for Apple Pay Cash since forever and I was hopeful that AT LEAST Apple would announce just that yesterday. No dice.
 
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Austria's largest bank Erste Bank und Sparkasse today announced that Apple Pay is "coming soon" with a teaser on its Twitter account.

erste-apple-pay.jpg

Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The service launched in Belgium and Kazakhstan in November, made its long-awaited debut in Germany in December, and became available in the Czech Republic and Saudi Arabia last month. It looks like Austria will soon follow.


German-based mobile bank N26 also announced today that Apple Pay is coming soon to customers in Austria:


Apple Pay first launched in the United States in October 2014 and is also available in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, France, Japan, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Ireland, Ukraine, and the United Arab Emirates.

Apple CEO Tim Cook yesterday said Apple Pay will be available in more than 40 countries and regions by the end of 2019.

(Thanks, Steger Patrick and Adam Perjesi!)

Article Link: Apple Pay is Coming Soon to Austria


Eventually we got :apple:Pay here in Norway too, and we like to be mentioned...:). Apple has got a full list of countries and banks on their website;)
 

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And the Netherlands still shows no sign of inclusion.......
I have always asked myself why did Belgium get Apple Pay before The Netherlands or Luxembourg. The Benelux are well developed so I had hoped Apple would launch  Pay at the same time in Benelux.
 

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I have always asked myself why did Belgium get Apple Pay before The Netherlands or Luxembourg. The Benelux are well developed so I had hoped Apple would launch  Pay at the same time in Benelux.
@troc The answer is simple: we have a very extensive and cheap system of contactless payment already. Also, The Netherlands has rules about the maximum fee that pin-transactions should cost. Apple exceeds that maximum.

The maximum was set till the end of 2021. Due to these rules and also other laws, also as having an impossible government, we can count that we won’t have Apple Pay in the next 2-3 years.
 
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@troc The answer is simple: we have a very extensive and cheap system of contactless payment already. Also, The Netherlands has rules about the maximum fee that pin-transactions should cost. Apple exceeds that maximum.

The maximum was set till the end of 2021. Due to these rules and also other laws, also as having an impossible government, we can count that we won’t have Apple Pay in the next 2-3 years.
And what about Luxembourg? I mean I mentioned Benelux: a collective name for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
 

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And the Netherlands still shows no sign of inclusion.......

I have always asked myself why did Belgium get Apple Pay before The Netherlands or Luxembourg. The Benelux are well developed so I had hoped Apple would launch  Pay at the same time in Benelux.

Who cares...

@troc The answer is simple: we have a very extensive and cheap system of contactless payment already. Also, The Netherlands has rules about the maximum fee that pin-transactions should cost. Apple exceeds that maximum.

The maximum was set till the end of 2021. Due to these rules and also other laws, also as having an impossible government, we can count that we won’t have Apple Pay in the next 2-3 years.

ApplePay is not really needed here, I am as fast if not faster checking out with my card, already have it in my hand before the cashier even pushes the button on the POS, tap it, done.
 

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ApplePay is not really needed here, I am as fast if not faster checking out with my card, already have it in my hand before the cashier even pushes the button on the POS, tap it, done.
“needed“ or „not needed“ lol, sweet..
Btw, Dutch people care, obviously..
 

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And the Netherlands still shows no sign of inclusion.......
Neither does Mexico. But I think Netherlands will get Apple Pay before Mexico does. And today's news confirm that suspicion: Launching in Belgium and Austria without even mentioning Mexico (a much larger market than those two, BTW) confirms that apple WILL NOT launch Apple Pay in Mexico (or anywhere else in Latin America besides Brazil for that matter) so long as there are any countries left in Western Europe to launch it. And with Austria out of the way, that means Portugal and Netherlands will need to get Apple Pay before we can even think of a launch in Mexico.
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@troc The answer is simple: we have a very extensive and cheap system of contactless payment already. Also, The Netherlands has rules about the maximum fee that pin-transactions should cost. Apple exceeds that maximum.

The maximum was set till the end of 2021. Due to these rules and also other laws, also as having an impossible government, we can count that we won’t have Apple Pay in the next 2-3 years.
Same for Mexico. Adding that it's highly doubtful that Apple will care about Mexico as long as there is a single European country left without Apple Pay. And since there are still several of them (Luxembourg, Netherlands and Portugal among others) we're certain to wait for at least another 5-10 years.
 
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I dont believe this. You cannot even pay by card in most shops in Austria. The only country in the EU where you need cash almost everywhere now offers Apple Pay? No way.
 
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