now enables Italian merchants to accept in-person contactless payments with Tap to Pay on iPhone and its terminal iOS app. Tap to Pay on iPhone accepts all forms of contactless payments, including contactless credit and debit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallets, using an iPhone and the terminal iOS app, with no additional hardware or payment terminal needed.

Italy is the fourth European market, following France, the UK, and the Netherlands, where uses this feature.

The terminal app is suitable for business, of any size and any sector; from cafes, restaurants, and retailers to hotels, taxis, and sole proprietors, allowing customers to pay onsite or on the move.

The solution works with major international card schemes Mastercard, Visa and American Express

Harry Xenophontos, Chief Partnerships Officer at, said: “The introduction of Tap to Pay on iPhone marks a significant breakthrough for the Italian market. We are one step closer to supporting all businesses, no matter the size, to accept payments on any device in a way that works for them. This cutting-edge feature, coupled with’s easy-to-use Terminal iOS app, caters to a diverse range of merchants, providing a streamlined and more effective payment solution and powering growth. We believe that our merchants in Italy will embrace this groundbreaking technology, which will support them in overcoming the practical hurdles associated with traditional payment hardware.”

Tap to Pay on iPhone enables’s network of merchants to use a payment solution that is easy to set up and use. On an iPhone XS or later running the latest iOS version, merchants can download the terminal app on the Apple App Store to start using Tap to Pay on iPhone within minutes. At checkout, the merchant will simply prompt the customer to hold their contactless credit or debit card, their iPhone or Apple Watch, or other digital wallet near the merchant’s iPhone, and the payment will be securely completed.

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