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Apple Pay Adds Support For Netherlands, Revolut Users

Apple Pay To Support Netherlands, Revolut Users

Apple Pay has added support for users in the Netherlands and also expanded services for Revolut users, according to reports.

The service launched in Luxembourg and Hungary last month, and on Tuesday (June 11) in the Netherlands. All Apple Watch, iPad, Mac and iPhone users can use the service wherever it’s accepted.

Apple Pay is supported in the Netherlands by ING, but it’s not clear whether any other banks in the country will support it. Apple Pay has recently been rolling out internationally in many different countries, and is also growing in the U.S. among retailers and transit systems.

Revolut, a FinTech startup founded in the U.K. in 2015, has expanded Apple Pay support for customers in 16 markets in Europe. Those include Iceland, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, France and the U.K.

Revolut offers banking services that include a prepaid debit card, P2P payments and currency and cryptocurrency exchange.

If a user lives in a supported market, they can add a Revolut card to Apple Pay through the wallet app. If someone doesn’t have a plastic card, they can add a virtual one and start spending right away.

Arthur Johanet, product owner for card payments at Revolut, said the company wanted to make it easier for their customers. “Revolut’s ultimate goal is to give our customers a useful tool to manage every aspect of their financial lives, and the ability to make payments quickly, conveniently and securely is vital to achieving this. Our customers have been requesting Apple Pay for a long time, so we are delighted to kick off our rollout, starting with our customers in 16 markets. This is a very positive step forward in enabling our customers to use their money in the way that they want to.”

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