Bratislava, Slovakia – Apple Pay might soon be available in all Central European countries.
Apple Pay to launch in Slovakia
According to reports, Apple Pay will launch on Wednesday in Slovakia, along with simultaneous roll-outs in Greece and Portugal expected on the same day.
Multiple banks in Slovakia are reportedly prepare to support Apple’s contactless payment system as of June 26: these include Slovenska Sporitelna, Tatra Banka, mBank, 365 Banka, Postova Banka, and J&T Banka. Online banks N26 and Monese are also expected to join the launch.
There has been ongoing rumors about an Apple Pay launch in Slovakia since March this year, although the new venture appears to have been delayed for several months.
Completing the roll-out in Central Europe
If confirmed, it means Apple’s payment services will now be available in all Central European countries, after a February launch in the Czech Republic and a May roll-out in Hungary. Apple’s mobile payment system had already been available in Poland for some time.
First launched in 2014 in the United States, Apple Pay would now be available in 44 countries with the three most recent roll-outs, including over 30 of them in Europe. CEO Tim Cook had previously said Apple was hoping to reach at least 40 markets by the end of the year.
You can find the complete list of countries that support Apple Pay here.