Apple Pay has expanded availability to more banks in Europe, including bunq in Austria, ING in Germany, and ABN AMRO in the Netherlands.
Apple Pay made its German debut back in December, and now ING joins a growing list of banks offering Apple’s payments solutions. Those banks include:
- American Express
- Consors Bank
- Consors Finanz
- Deutsche Bank
- Deutsche Kreditbank AG
- fidor BANK
- Hanseatic Bank
- HypoVereinsbank / UniCredit Bank AG
- o2 Banking
- Ticket Restaurant Edenred
The Federation of German Cooperative banks (BVR) are reportedly preparing to add Apple Pay support, as are the Sparkassen and Giroverbandes (DSGV) association of savings banks. Those financial institutions could start offering support by the end of this year.
Austrian bank bung is also now offering Apple Pay support to its customers. “Austrian users can now enable both Maestro and Mastercard cards for Apple Pay, so they get the best of both worlds. This gives them the freedom to pay with their iPhone or Apple Watch, whenever they want, wherever they go,” said bunq founder and CEO Ali Niknam.
Netherlands bank ABN AMRO, one of the largest in the country, announced upcoming support for Apple’s contactless payments service back in September, and has now flipped the switch to enabled its customers to use the service. Competitor Rabobank is expected to soon offer support.
The full list of Apple Pay countries and regions is available on Apple’s website.
Adding Your Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay
Once Apple Pay arrives in their country, users can add their credit or debit card to the service by doing the following:
- iPhone users running iOS 12 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.
For more information about the service, visit the Apple website.