Apple Pay looks is heading to Israel, the Isracard Group has told the country’s stock exchange, according to 9to5Mac (picking up from local outlet Ynet). Furthermore, two other Israeli credit card service providers, Max and ICC, have already passed the necessary tests, allowing users to make payments use iPhone and Apple Watch NFC chips. However, it is understood Isracard has not yet met those requirements.
Apple Pay Coming to Israel After Fee Disputes
A law in Israel requires that all large companies will have to be set up to accept Apple Pay by November 30. It is worth noting that the country is not currently named in the official list of country’s that use Apple Pay. In the Middle East, only Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates currently have the service. The service’s introduction to Israel has been expected for some time. In July 2020, Israeli media reported that there were discussions over the level fees required of banks by Apple.