02 December 2019
Apple device users in both Hungary and Luxembourg have reported the activation of Apple Pay mobile wallet. A number of users have shared screenshots of their cards being provisioned with the service. Apple Pay webpages for each country have also been rolled out.
In Hungary, Apple Pay will enjoy support from Mastercard and OTP Bank. The Cupertino giant says that integration with "thousands" of retail outlets, and highlights 12 major chains including Adidas, Aldi, H&M, Saturn and Starbucks.
Luxembourg also gets Mastercard credit and debit cards, and Visa, Visa's V Pay and cards issued by BGL BNP Paribas will also be supported. Apple has also spotlighted 12 major retail chains on its local Luxembourg website, which include Aldi, Auchan Retail, COS, Quick and Total. Apple doesn’t operate any brick-and-mortar stores in the country as yet. Premium Resellers Computer Home and Lineheart City are also listed as participating Apple Pay locations. Apple has named a number of apps that accept Apple Pay payments on both regional pages.
Earlier this month, Apple Pay debuted in Iceland with support for Arion Banki and Landsbankinn. Next, the service is expected to go live in the Netherlands and the Dutch banking giant ING has recently advertised compatibility as "coming soon." According to a report, Apple Pay will be used by nearly 50% of mobile wallet users by 2020.