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June 22, 2018

Apple Pay debuts in Poland and Norway

Technology giant Apple has launched its mobile payment platform Apple Pay in Poland and Norway.

In Poland, the service is currently supported by eight banks, namely BGZ BNP Paribas, Bank Zachodni WBK, Alior Bank, Raiffeisen Polbank, Nest Bank, mBank, Bank Pekao and Getin Bank. Other banks including the country’s largest bank PKO BP is expected to support the platform in September 2018.

In Norway, the service is currently supported by Santander Consumer Finance and Nordea.

On the other hand, Danish merchant acquirer Clearhaus announced plans to bring Apple Pay to webshops in Norway.

Clearhaus CEO Claus Christensen said: “The emergence of mobile-friendly payment technology like Apple Pay is testament to how consumer needs are changing. Now that our neighbours to the north have this technology, we look forward to Norwegian webshops acting quickly by using our Apple Pay solution.”

Since its launch in the US in 2014, Apple Pay has expanded to various countries including Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Russia and the UK.

The latest expansion expands Apple Pay’s availability to 29 countries and comes shortly after the launch of the service in Ukraine. The service is available to iPhone, Apple Watch and Mac users.

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