According to the latest sources, one of the largest banks in Belgium will begin supporting Apple Pay later on this year.
Later this year, according to Belgian news site HLN, Belfius plans to introduce Apple Pay capability to its Bancontact and Maestro debit cards.” Exactly when this will occur, though, remains a mystery at this time. According to 9to5Mac, Bancomat, Italy’s interbank network, plans to offer Apple Pay compatibility in the near future, but no official announcement has been made.
Apple Pay compatibility will allow iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch owners to use Apple’s payment system to pay for goods and services. Customers using an iPhone or Apple Watch will be able to make contactless purchases in stores by simply tapping their smartphone on a payment terminal.
Apple Pay has been accepted by a growing number of financial institutions around the world for several years, and some of those institutions are continually expanding support for it. People may now accept contactless payments using their iPhones thanks to Apple’s new Tap to Pay function. That’s not the case, though, with the addition of fresh support in Belgium and Italy.
Apple Pay is without a doubt one of the nicest features available for the iPhone, but it is also one that does not get the attention that it deserves despite the fact that it is used by millions of people. People are able to make payments without the need for traditional cards if they link their debit and credit cards to the Wallet app. This enables them to leave their wallets and purses at home while they make purchases. As a result of the Wallet app’s receiving expanded support for official identification cards, an ever-increasing number of individuals now have the opportunity to utilize this feature.