“Apple Pay will launch in Belgium in the very near future, one local report claims, with customers of major bank BNP Paribas Fortis potentially able to start using Apple’s mobile payment system from early on Wednesday morning,” Malcolm Owen reports for AppleInsider.
“Seemingly confirming reports from October that there would be an expansion into Belgium, BNP Paribas Fortis is reportedly preparing to demonstrate the service to the media on Wednesday,” Owen reports. “Sources of De Tijd advise the bank’s customers will be the first to gain access to the payment platform, and it is likely consumers will be able to start using it at the same time as the demonstrations. ”
Owen reports, “It is believed Apple Pay will be limited to Visa and Mastercard customers of BNP Paribas Fortis, as well as subsidiaries Hello Bank and Fintro, at launch.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Congrats, Belgium! Hopefully other banks (and countries) will follow along quickly!
Apple Pay gains traction where it counts – October 30, 2018
Apple debuts ‘Summertime savings with Apple Pay’ with exclusive offers thru August 1st – July 20, 2018
Why Americans aren’t using their phones to make payments in stores – May 25, 2018
We spent around $20 billion using Apple Pay in 2016 – April 5, 2017
Apple Pay promised to make plastic obsolete, but wary shoppers and confused clerks hinder adoption – April 5, 2017
Retail survey: Apple Pay now being accepted at more retailers than any other mobile payments service – February 22, 2017