Apple Pay is Apple’s mobile payment platform and digital wallet for storing tickets, passes, and other digital assets. It can be used at most contactless payment terminals, as well as for making purchases on websites that have incorporated Apple Pay into their shopping cart. The Apple Pay iPhone app is also where you manage your Apple Card credit card. Apple Pay also includes Apple Pay Cash, a peer-to-peer payment system.

Apple Pay Support Comes to Over 20 Banks Worldwide

· Andrew Orr · Link

Aside from French banks adding support, Apple updated its list to reflect the addition of over 20 more banks.

The U.S. bank list is now so long that Apple has introduced alphabetical sub-sections to make it easier to find your bank on the list. Other new entries added to the most recently updated list include Qpay in Australia; HSBC in France; Surgutneftegasbank in Russia; Banco Mediolanum in Spain; Concord bank and UkrSibbank in Ukraine; and N26 in the UK.

Should Apple Have its own Debit Card?

· Andrew Orr · Link

John Detrixhe argues that Apple should release its own debit card to prepare for the wave of contactless cards.

But consumers typically avoid moving their financial accounts and tend to be faithful, even when they dislike the service. An Apple debit card is a chance for the Silicon Valley-based company to give customers what they want—for God’s sake—before someone else does.

I’m not sure I’m sold on this idea. For a debit card maybe Apple could work with the bank it uses for device financing. I think what would be nice though is for Apple Pay Cash to work more like its own bank.

Swiss Apple Pay Issue Resolved

· Charlotte Henry · News

Apple has offered an unspecified technical fix to a problem with Apple Pay in Switzerland that disrupted the use of a local alternative.

Apple Pay Launched in Germany

· Charlotte Henry · News

Apple Pay Germany

Apple Pay finally launched in Germany with 15 major banks and credit card providers, as well as key retailers, announced as launch partners.

German Apple Pay to Launch Soon

· Andrew Orr · News

Heads up Apple customers in Germany: German Apple Pay is launching soon. Banks like HVB and Bunq have already sent out emails to customers.