Apple Pay Expands to Austria

By Anna Breuer on 25 April 2019
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IMG_0039Apple announced the expansion of its Apple Pay service to Austria.

The Erste Bank und Sparkasse, Austria’s largest bank, is supporting the new service as is German-based mobile bank N2. Apple Pay in Austria will support Maestro, Mastercard, as well as Visa debit and credit cards.

In addition to the Erste Bank und Sparkasse, Bank Austria, Boon, Edenred, Revolut, and VIMPay have said they will soon support the service.

Apple Pay made its debut in 2015 in the United States. Today it is available in numerous countries including Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, as well as Hong Kong.

Customers can make payments with Apple Pay from an Apple iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, or Mac. The use of Apple Pay does not require Apple Pay-specific contactless terminals; most such terminals support the service although acceptance is merchant specific.

Apple Pay is accepted by a wide variety of retailers including coffee houses, grocery stores, department stores, gas stations, hotels, pharmacies, restaurants, and specialty stores, as well as by many iPhone apps.

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