Apple Pay continues to roll on toward universal availability and it has made a big staff acquisition to move that process along in Europe.
Mary Carol Harris has left her position as Visa Europe’s director of mobile to work for Apple, according to reports that first surfaced in the NFC Times.
Harris’s LinkedIn profile now indicates that she is now working for Apple Europe. She’s not the only ex-pat fromVisa signing on with Apple Visa Europe’s executive director for digital development Duncan Olby.
Apple Pay in European may face some difficulties that it simply failed to face on its own soil; continental banks have expressed interest in Apple Pay but according to the NFC Times report, are not nearly as excited as their American counterparts to surrender any of their transaction fees to Apple.
In general, transaction fees Europe are lower at a baseline