Apple Pay tipped to launch in 13 new European markets through Monese

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Support for Apple Pay is set to expand to a large number of European markets in the near future, as bank Monese advises customers will soon be able to use Apple's mobile payments platform in 13 new countries, including Bulgaria and Greece.




A tweet posted by financial institution Monese on Wednesday claims "We will soon bring Apple Pay - an easy, secure and private way to pay, - to customers," before issuing a list of 13 territories. The list of countries consists of markets where Apple Pay is not currently offered by banks and other organizations, with the tweet strongly suggesting support will be arriving "soon," but not exactly when.

The list of countries includes Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

We will soon bring #ApplePay - an easy, secure and private way to pay - to customers in:

Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Estonia
Greece
Lithuania
Liechtenstein
Latvia
Malta
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia pic.twitter.com/QFleLbs0Jl

-- Monese (@monese)


The Twitter post echoes a similar message posted by mobile banking service N26 in March, advising it would be adding Apple Pay support to its service for customers in Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Again, no timescale was provided by the bank at the time, aside from it "coming soon."

Apple has so far yet to officially confirm it would be expanding Apple Pay into any of the identified countries soon, nor are they listed under Apple's ongoing list of "Countries and regions that support Apple Pay."

The new batch of countries would follow official launches in Iceland in May and Austria in April. A launch in the Netherlands is also anticipated for the near future.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 6
    mygigmygig Posts: 27member
    After so many years, Apple Pay is finally coming to my country! :D (Slovenia)... took Apple long enough. More than 95% of businesses have a nfc terminal, you cal literally buy fastfood with Apple Pay.
  • Reply 2 of 6
    SoliSoli Posts: 8,748member
    NFC-capable terminals in a country ≠ Apple Pay support by banks in a country.
  • Reply 3 of 6
    frantisekfrantisek Posts: 436member
    Soli said:
    NFC-capable terminals in a country ≠ Apple Pay support by banks in a country.
    But means you that people can use it anywhere once banks will support it or you can use it right away in case you have card that support Apple Pay as tourist.
  • Reply 4 of 6
    Monese is laden with fraud and definitely not the frontrunner on anything. This is just a worse version of Revolut with lower security standards. Once Norris Koppel is rich enough Monese will fall. Apple is the reason Apple Pay goes places
  • Reply 5 of 6
    mygigmygig Posts: 27member
    Soli said:
    NFC-capable terminals in a country ≠ Apple Pay support by banks in a country.
    Yes and that's why I said "finally". Even our culture is leaning towards buying everything with a bank card (unlike Germany), Apple Pay and Google Pay are a perfect fit for us.
  • Reply 6 of 6
    CarnageCarnage Posts: 54member
    mygig said:
    Soli said:
    NFC-capable terminals in a country ≠ Apple Pay support by banks in a country.
    Yes and that's why I said "finally". Even our culture is leaning towards buying everything with a bank card (unlike Germany), Apple Pay and Google Pay are a perfect fit for us.
    It's slowly changing in Germany; at least in big cities like Berlin, München, Hamburg.
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