Apple Pay has today arrived in Poland with support from eight local banks.
Apple is expected to add Poland’s largest bank, PKO BP, and others to its roster in September.
Apple wants every iPhone user to be using Apple Pay, but its rollout in new markets has been slow since the service made its debut in 2014. Just 23 countries are now supported, with Poland being the latest on the list.
Apple Pay goes live in Poland
iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch users in Poland can start using Apple Pay today. The eight supported banks are BGZ BNP Paribas, Bank Zachodni WBK, Alior Bank, Raiffeisen Polbank, Nest Bank, mBank, Bank Pekao, and Getin Bank.
Think Apple, a Polish Apple blog, reports that PKO BP and a number of other financial institutions will be joining the list in September.
Apple is said to have entered into negotiations with Polish banks last December with a view to making the service available locally in March, but that didn’t happen. In May, Apple CEO Tim Cook told investors during an earnings call that Poland, as well as neighboring countries Norway and Ukraine, would see Apple Pay support soon.
Ukraine received Apple Pay support just a few weeks later, and now the wait is finally over for those in Poland. You can start using the service by adding supported credit and debit cards inside the Wallet app on your iPhone.