Apple Pay y Samsung Pay: guerra de pegatinas en España
It was an exclusive rumor that it arrived this morning at 9to5Mac and now it is being officially announced by the country’s banks: Apple Pay has arrived in Ireland integrating with Ulster Bank and KBC debit and credit cards. It can be used as a payment method in the premises with sensors contactless as we can already do in Spain since December.
So far Apple has not said anything about this, but several Irish media confirm the news making it clear that there was an embargo on information that has just ended. Not to mention that until compatible banks have started promoting Apple Pay on their own.
The operation is exactly the same as we have already seen in Spain and the rest of the world:
Well, not at the moment. Apple Pay is still exclusive to Banco Santander in Spain, while in Latin America it is not yet available in any country. It will be a matter of waiting, because at the moment the last thing we know about it is that the Spanish banks were complaining about the fees Apple is asking to integrate the system.
Perhaps one can be more optimistic with ING Direct, as the bank has recently debuted integration with Apple Pay in Australia and is one of the most used banks in the Spanish state. But while there is no official news, it is best not to speculate about when we will be able to enjoy Apple Pay in more banks. In the meantime, you can always remember what the experience of using Apple Pay is like for a week.