Apple Pay is now working with cards from HCBC France and BNP Paribas. The two banks join the 25 card issuers already supporting Apple’s mobile wallet service in France, according to 9to5mac.com.
Neither HSBC nor BNP are yet listed on Apple’s website, but both banks had announced that support was coming soon, and iPhon.fr reports that cards from both banks can be added as of this morning.
The BNP Paribas group announced last month an imminent arrival of Apple Pay support for its customers. The same goes for HSBC, whose documentation is ready since last week. Well Apple Pay is now available since this morning for all customers of both banks.
Other cards which can be used with Apple Pay in France are:
Arkéa Banque Privée
Banque de Savoie
Banque Populaire (Visa cards)
boon. by Wirecard
C-Zam (Carrefour Banque)
Caisse d’Épargne (Visa cards)
Carrefour Banque (Mastercard debit and deferred debit cards)
Crédit du Nord
Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne
Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest
Crédit Mutuel Massif Central
Edenred (Ticket Restaurant cards)
Monese has also announced that its cards now support Apple Pay in seven countries: UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland and Ireland.
„Simply open the Monese app and navigate to the ‘Card’ screen. There you’ll be able tap the ‘Add to Apple Wallet’ button – and you’re done! Just open your Apple Wallet and you Monese card will appear there, ready for use. You can also set up your card straight from the Wallet app, by tapping the + icon and following the instructions.”
„Tendinţele pe care le-am remarcat înainte de începerea pandemiei s-au accelerat pe perioada stării de urgenţă. Am văzut acest lucru ca o oportunitate, un tipping point pentru bancă. Post-pandemie nu avem cum sa ne întoarcem la comportamentul financiar pe care îl aveam până în februarie a.c. Relaţia românilor cu online-ul s-a schimbat. In plus, cardul fizic se va dematerializa. Vom asista la o scădere a cererii pentru cardurile fizice, respectiv la o creştere a preferinţei pentru componenta digitală a acestora.”