Apple Pay comes to Switzerland, Visa and MasterCard bank cards now supported

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Date: Thursday, July 7th, 2016, 06:26
Category: Apple Pay, Finance, iPhone, News


Apple Pay has made its way to Switzerland.

This marks the second European launch after the United Kingdom and iPhone users in Switzerland can now set up their Visa and MasterCard bank cards in Apple Wallet to start using contactless payments at merchants as of today. Apple Pay requires an iPhone with integrated NFC chip such as the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s or iPhone SE.

Switzerland iOS users can take advantage of over 100,000 contactless terminals in the country but it requires bank support. Right now, Bonus Card, CornerCard and SwissBankers have signed up to support Apple Pay. Users can find out if they have an eligible bank card by trying to add the account in the Apple Pay app.

Even if Apple Pay has yet to arrive in your country, Apple has said that it is working to rapidly expand across Asia and Europe where penetration of contactless merchants is high.

If you’re in Switzerland and have a chance to try Apple Pay, please let us know how it went in the comments.

Via 9to5Mac

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