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Apple Pay goes live on two new markets


Apple Pay continues to expand, now in Hungary and Luxembourg, which now marks 38 markets around the world, where Apple’s mobile payment is now available.

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The addition of the two new countries is the first launch since it went live in Iceland at the start of May. These are not though all the news for Apple Pay.

Apple Pay in Luxembourg is supported by BGL BNP Paribas. In Hungary, in the meantime, it’s supported by OTP Bank. Hopefully, more banks will be added as the time passes. Meanwhile, in Australia, the National Australia Bank has started supporting the service.

Apple said that it plans to cover 40 other regions until the end of the year, and as it seems, we think that it will easily hit its target. A mobile service has recently posted about the company expanding the service to 16 new countries by the end of this year. Interestingly, neither Hungary or Luxembourg were listed among them. You can check the list of supported countries on Apple’s website here.

Apple Pay is also set to be released in The Netherlands any day now.

Apple Pay expansion

Apple first introduced Apple Pay to its market in the U.S, on Ocober 20, 2014. Since then, the service rolled out on numerous countries. Tim Cook has previously suggested that rolling the service out had proven more challenging than expected.

Mobile payments have taken off slower than I personally would have thought if you asked me sitting here a few years ago.

Tim Cook said

After that, it seems that Apple Pay is expanding faster and faster across the world with 16 more countries to be arriving within the year.


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