In the second wave of new banks and credit unions, Apple Pay has picked up another 25 partners across the United States. The latest expansion includes several of those banks across the US.
And around the world, bunq now makes both Italy and Spain’s list. Unfortunately, Apple Pay support in the Netherlands did not pan out as predicted.
Apple Pay will soon arrive in Brazil which will mark the first new country added in 2018. Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the news last month during Apple’s quarterly earnings call. Timing of the launch is not yet known, but it’s possible it could be timed with iOS 11.3 which is expected in late March.
Apple has also continued to promote Apple Pay through the App Store with in-app discounts that change weekly.
For a bigger picture report card on Apple Pay, read our annual recap of how Apple’s mobile wallet service has changed since last year here, which includes new features like Apple Pay Cash in the US and cash back promotions for Chase Freedom card holders.
We also believe Apple Pay Cash may be coming to more countries soon including Spain and Ireland.