Apple Pay is finally about to land in Germany. Local banks like HVB and Bunq have today begun emailing customers to announce the mobile payments service is on the way, but none have confirmed an exact launch date just yet.
Tim Cook promised during an earnings call in July that Apple Pay would reach Germany before the end of this year. The service is already available in many other territories throughout Europe; it first made its debut in the United Kingdom way back in July 2015.
Now the wait is nearly over.
Apple Pay en route to Germany
Apple’s own website for Germany now says Apple Pay is “coming soon.” Its list of supported banks and card issuers includes boon, comdirect, Edenred, Fidor Bank, Hanseatic Bank, and Vim Pay.
Apple doesn’t provide a launch date, and neither do the banks, but it looks like the service could go live at any moment now. We’ll update this post as soon as there’s more information.