Apple Close to Launching Apple Pay in Germany

By Anna Breuer on 6 November 2018
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Schloß Nymphenburg in Munich

Schloß Nymphenburg in Munich

Apple, which announced plans to make Apple Pay available in Germany in July, is close to launching the service there.

Several Germany banks including HypoVereinsbank, Hanseatic Bank, and fidor bank, as well as American Express, MasterCard, and Visa have already announced that they will support the service. The company’s own website for Germany now says Apple Pay “kommt bald” or is “coming soon” as well.

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

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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