Apple Pay Prepares for Expansion to Poland This Week

Apple Pay Prepares for Expansion to Poland This Week

A report by Polish blog indicates Apple Pay will roll out in Poland as soon as tomorrow, Tuesday, June 19.

Apple postponed introducing its mobile payment service on the Polish market for a long time. I assume that it was because the number of people using their smartphones, especially models that enable contactless payments, is relatively small here. The Polish market has some important advantages, though – it is highly saturated with contactless payment terminals, and Polish customers adopt technological innovations very quickly. In my opinion rolling out Apple Pay with a large number of banks at the same time will quickly make the service a big success.

The report says the following banks will offer Apple’s electronic payments solution to users:

  • Alior
  • BGŻ BNP Paribas
  • BZ WBK
  • Getin
  • mBank
  • Nest Bank
  • Pekao
  • Raiffeisen Polbank.

The report claims more banks will be added to the Apple Pay rolls in September, possibly including PKO BP, Poland’s largest retail bank.

The most recent expansion for Apple Pay was back in May, when the payments solution became available in Ukraine.

Apple Pay is supported on the iPhone 6 and later, all Apple Watch models, any iPad with Touch ID, and MacBook Pro models with Touch Bar.

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 11 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.