Apple Pay is about to spread its reach across Europe


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Apple Pay is on its way to seven new markets across Europe.

A number of banks serving Greece, Portugal, and other territories have already confirmed their support for the service. The launch is “coming soon,” but a more specific date hasn’t been announced just yet.

Apple Pay has slowly but surely started making its way around the globe since its introduction in late 2014. It is now available in a total of 32 countries, where it is supported by banks large and small.

Apple has previously stated that it plans to expand Apple Pay to 40 regions by the end of 2019. It is already well on its way to reaching that goal, with seven new countries about to get Apple Pay support.

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Apple is yet to confirm the expansion itself. But several banks — including N26 and ING — have announced that Apple Pay is on the way to Austria, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

It’s not yet clear exactly when the rollout will take place. N26 and ING have both told customers that they will get to enjoy Apple Pay “soon,” but Slovakian bank Slovenská sporiteľňa says it will be adding support later this year.

Apple is unlikely to announce the rollout in a press release of its own, so you’ll have to keep an eye on your own bank’s social media feeds for updates. You can also check the list of supported countries on Apple’s website.

Via: MacRumors


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