As Apple promised during their third quarter earnings call back in August, Apple Pay ha now launched in Finland, Denmark, Sweden and the United Arab Emirates.
Debit and credit cards from participating banks can now be added to the Wallet app in each country and users can make payments wherever NFC-based contactless payments are accepted. Apple Pay can also work within apps on the web in countries where it is available.
According to Macrumors:
In Denmark, Jyske Bank (Visa debit cards only) and Nordea are supporting Apple Pay. In Finland and Sweden, Apple Pay can be used with debit and credit cards from Nordea and ST1. Edenred and N26 support will be coming soon to Finland, while Ticket Rikskuponger will support Apple Pay in Sweden in the near future.
And in the UAE, the following banks work with Apple Pay:
– Emirates Islamic (Visa credit, debit, and prepaid cards)
– Emirates NBD
– HSBC (Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards)
– RAKBANK (Mastercard credit, debit, and prepaid cards)
– Standard Chartered Bank
An official list of all participating banks is available on Apple Pay’s website in each respective country.
These recent launches means that Apple Pay is now available in 20 markets but based on rumors that the feature has been spotted on Apple’s site, it may soon launch in the Netherlands, Poland, Norway and Germany. Apple is yet to confirm.