If one thing became clear from Apple’s last Keynote on March 25, it is that they put all their eggs in the basket for their new services, without, of course, neglecting the ones they already have. Apple Pay has become one of the most widely used payment methods in the world. Its presence in several countries has made it a powerful and attractive alternative to traditional credit cards . Not only for paying in “traditional” shops, but also for online transactions, see Zalando or eBay.
But Apple Pay still has a long way to go, as Apple’s intention is to make it available in as many countries as possible. At least, the deployment in Europe is being faster than expected . Spain is one of the regions with the greatest number of banks supporting this payment method, but it will not be the only one. Very soon 7 new European countries will have the possibility to use it.
The German bank N26 is characterized by being digital and not having branches in Spain. In total, is present in 17 countries of the Eurozone , which makes it one of the most interesting banks with many possibilities.
In a post on his Facebook page he shared a list of 5 European countries that will receive Apple Pay “very soon”, while his Twitter accounts pointed out the rest. However, soon removed the post . Luckily, the guys at 9to5Mac picked up the message with all the data.
It was the main Twitter account that announced Austria, while the support account named Portugal. N26 will not be the only bank that will accept Apple Pay in Austria, but Erste Bank und Sparkasse will do so as well.
There is still no specific date for the arrival of the service in these countries, so it could be a few months before it is officially available.
Currently, Apple Pay is available in 18 countries in Europe , the Middle East and Africa, with more countries to follow each month. Now that Apple has its own credit card and its payment method keeps growing, we hope it will leave the United States as soon as possible.