Contactless payments may be coming to new countries in Europe.
Apple is gradually expanding its own mobile-based payments, Apple Pay, to more countries. According to Apple’s support webpage, customers in Belgium and the Netherlands will soon be able to pay wirelessly using their iPhone or iPad. The website now lists a bank in the Netherlands – Bunq, which is a sign that the service is launching soon in the country.
Apple Pay already has around 130 million customers around the globe, which are 16 percent of the iPhone users, according to Loup Ventures.
The Apple Pay service in the Netherlands and Belgium may be announced next week, on March 20 when a press event has been scheduled on that date.
Apple has enjoyed a good growth in the payment service globally, but the majority of the users are in the US where the purchases from mobile sites grew 85% for a year. Apple also introduced the ability to send money to friends via the Messaging app – these p2p payments were called ‘Apple Pay Cash’.
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