Apple Pay makes its grand arrival in Switzerland

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Apple Pay is in its seventh market.
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From being able to use Apple Pay for bank transfers to using it to pay for items on the web, Apple continues to show how serious it is about its mobile payments service.

Today, Apple Pay continued its expansion by arriving in Switzerland for the first time.

Marking the second European launch after the U.K., Apple Pay is available to select Swiss customers using Visa and Mastercard — provided they also own an iPhone 6, 6s, SE or Apple Watch, of course. Other countries to offer Apple Pay so far include the U.S., Canada, Australia, China and Singapore.

Bonus Card, Cornèr Bank and SwissBankers are all supporting Apple Pay in Switzerland. Customers of these banks are able to use more than 100,000 NFC terminals around the country.

Apple’s VP of Apple Pay recently said that Apple was “working rapidly” to bring its mobile payment system to new markets — and Switzerland continues the successful rollout.

Then again, considering that this is the country whose watchmakers Jony Ive (allegedly) said were “f*cked” by the arrival of the Apple Watch, it’ll be interesting to see how well Apple’s NFC payment service does among the Swiss.

Source: Apple