Apple is gradually expanding the availability of its wireless payment service, ‘Apple Pay’ to new regions. Now Apple Pay is available in three new countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, and Azerbaijan. This year, Apple launched the payment service in South African with FNB, Mexico with HeyBanco, and Belgium with ING bank in August, and last month, it debuted in Bahrain with the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), the Bank of Bahrain, and Kuwait (BBK), and ila Digital Bank.
Apple Pay is now available in three new countries with leading banks
As neither Apple and nor all of the banks have officially announced support for Apple Pay, local consumers have spotted the digital payment system’s availability in their regions. Apple users in the aforementioned countries can call their banks to know if they support Apple Pay. Here are the banks supporting Apple Pay in their respective countries:
- Costa Rica
- Banco Promerica
- BAC Credomatic
- Kapital Bank
- Unibank Sanin Banking
Apple Pay is a quick, easy and secure way to make purchases at retail and online stores. It allows users to replace their physical cards with digital ones stored in their Apple Wallet app to make wireless and contactless payments. Users can also send cash to friends and family online. To use the service, all users only have to add their credit or debit cards to the Apple Wallet app. As it is built-in across Apple devices, users do not have to download an app or set up an account.
Reportedly, Apple is also working on an installment-based payment system ‘Apple Pay Later’ for its digital payment service. In partnership with Goldman Sachs, the new service will allow users to pay off items purchased via Apple Pay in monthly installments.