As expected, Apple on Tuesday rolled out their Apple Pay digital payments solutions to 8 regional banks in Poland. Apple Pay is expected to do well in the Polish market, as the region’s customers are well-acquainted with mobile payments.
Apple updated its website for the Polish region, confirming availability of the new electronic payment option.
The Apple Pay service is easy to use and available on Apple devices that you use every day. You can safely shop in stores, applications and on the internet. Apple Pay is even easier to use than with a traditional payment card. And safer.
Eight financial institutions are offering Apple Pay to their users:
- BGZ BNP Paribas
- Bank Zachodni WBK
- Alior Bank
- Raiffeisen Polbank
- Nest Bank
- Bank Pekao
- Getin Bank
Apple blog Think Apple reports Poland’s largest bank, PKO BP, and other smaller institutions will adapt Apple Pay as early as September.
The Polish expansion is just the latest in a continuing rollout of Apple Pay around the world. The most recent expansion took place in May, when the electronic 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
iPhone 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.