Apple Pay Cash, Apple’s peer-to-peer payments service, looks to be readying for a rollout in some European markets. Various sightings of Apple Pay Cash screens in various European countries indicate Apple is preparing for a rollout.
Apple Pay Cash is currently only available in the United States, where it debuted on Apple devices in December 2017. The system allows users to makes quick person-to-person money transfers, much like Square Cash and Venmo.
The payments are transferred via iMessage and the funds are instantly added to the recipient’s Apple Pay Cash card in their Wallet app. The funds can then be used to make purchases via Apple Pay in stores, in apps, and on supported websites, or they can withdrawn to a user’s bank account within one to three business days.
French tech blog iPhon.fr reports today that an iPhone user in France discovered screens on his new Apple Watch and iPhone XS Max overnight inviting him to set up Apple Pay Cash using a credit card issued by a French bank. Similar reports are also coming in from Apple device owners in other European countries.
In addition to the above discoveries posted on social media, a localized German Apple Pay Cash support page apparently went live on September 30.
— Matthieu Fraysse (@Matfraysse) October 2, 2018