Apple Pay Launches in Switzerland

Apple Pay Launches in Switzerland

Apple Pay is now available to iPhone and Apple Watch users in Switzerland. Customers of banks such as Bonus Card, Cornèr Bank, and Swiss Bankers, can now add their Master Card and Visa credit and debit cards to Apple’s contactless payments service.

Apple Pay Launches in Switzerland
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Apple Pay is accepted by a number of Swiss retailers, including ALDI SUISSE, Apple, Avec, Hublot, K Kiosk, Louis Vuitton, Mobilezone, Press & Books, SPAR, TAG Heuer, TopCC, and elsewhere contactless payments are accepted in the country.

Switzerland is the seventh country where Apple Pay is now available after the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, China, and Singapore. The service is scheduled to expand to France and Hong Kong later this year.

Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay

Users can add their credit or debit card to Apple Pay, by doing the following:

  • iPhone users running iOS 9 can go to the Wallet app and tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin, and then just follow the prompts. Users of iPads with Touch ID can add a card to the service to use in apps by going into “Settings” -> “Wallet & Apple Pay” to add a card there.
  • Apple Watch users will need to enter the Watch app on their iPhone, Tap on the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option, and then tap the “Add Credit or Debit Card” option.

In June, Apple announced they will bring Apple Pay payments to the web, allowing internet shoppers to use Apple Pay to make payments for goods and services on the web. The new feature will put Apple’s service into direct competition with internet payments behemoth PayPal.