UK Apple Pay in the USA

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Pagemakers, Jul 14, 2015.

  1. Pagemakers macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    #1
    Is it possible to use a registered UK Apple Pay card in the USA?
     
  2. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2013
    Location:
    London, UK
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2009
    #3
    There is a few members that have used there American Apple pay over here too
     
  4. mykaluk macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2013
    Location:
    London, UK
    #4
    What about in other countries that have contactless but not Apple Pay. Say, Italy?
     
  5. IslesFan macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
  6. yg17 macrumors G5

    yg17

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2004
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #6
    I used American ApplePay in Ireland
     
  7. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    #7
    I guess a UK user in the USA wouldn't be limited to £20?
     
  8. E3BK macrumors 68020

    E3BK

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #8
    The terminals wouldn't block it but if this is a bank rule, I think you'd still be limited. Also, I didn't have any problems using Apple Pay at contactless terminals in Paris & Amsterdam. Didn't try it Brussels. I assume as long as the terminal is able to take contactless payments, it will accept ApplePay regardless of country.
     
  9. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    #9
    Nationwide confirmed to me that the £20 limit is not applicable if you use your card abroad
     
  10. BingoBlue macrumors member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2014
    Location:
    Philly
    #10
  11. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    #11
    My UK card has worked perfectly in the UK. I'm in the USA on holiday and Nationwide and Amex have failed every single time.
     
  12. daijholt macrumors 6502a

    daijholt

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2013
    Location:
    Wales, UK
    #12
    Keep in mind some banks require you to advise them when you'll be abroad so they allow your card to be used. I have to log into my HSBC online banking and choose the exact dates I'll be abroad otherwise they block my card.

    I went on a cruise last year and had to put the exact dates I'd be in every country we would be docking at before we left the UK. I can only assume the same would apply for Apple Pay transactions.
     
  13. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Location:
    Manchester UK
  14. nicho macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2008
    #14
    what nationwide card do you have? I used my select credit card in Hong Kong earlier in the week with apple pay.
     
  15. Pagemakers thread starter macrumors 68000

    Pagemakers

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2008
    Location:
    Manchester UK
    #15
    See the post above.
     
  16. manu chao macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2003
    #16
    Right at the beginning of the roll-out in the US, some US users were able to pay with ApplePay in Europe. I think the primary requirements are that (1) your credit card is issued in a country that supports ApplePay, (2) your credit card issuer supports ApplePay, (3) the retailer supports NFC payments. The retailer still can probably either white- or blacklist which NFC-payment provider it accepts or doesn't accept but that is not really a technical issue but up to the discretion of the retailer.
     

Share This Page