Apple Pay has been introduced to France and Hong Kong recently, reported CNET.
The French website of Apple Pay service showed, Apple Pay is available with MasterCard, VISA card and debit card issued by Carrefour Banque, Banque Populaire, Caisse Epargne and Ticket Resturant.
Those bank cards issued by the mentioned banks account for 25% of French overall circulation. What’s more, Boon and Orange will be in the supported list soon.
Many of French merchats supported Apple Pay. There are Bocage, Cojean, Eram, Sephora and Total compatible with Apple Pay besides App Store. It is said that Boulanger and Galeries Lafayette will cooperate with Apple Pay soon. The French consumers will be able soon to add scorecard into Apple Wallet function. Apple Wallet will calculate the consumption points when consumers shop with Apple Pay.
In Hong Kong, Apple Pay is supported by American Express, VISA card and MasterCard issued by HSBC, Bank of China(Hong Kong), HSB, DBS, and SCB. BEA and Hong Kong Telecom will join the list soon.
There are over 60 merchats instantly for Apple Pay, including 7-11, Wanning, Wellcome, Jasons Food and Living, SaSa and Pizza Hut. The applications that support Apple Pay include Homeaway, Cathay Pacific Mobile, SnapTee, Deliveroo, RedSol, Klook, HBX, Foodpanda and Casetify.
Hong Kong and France is the second and third market that Apple explored this month. In the beginning of this month, Apple Pay was introduced to Switzerland.
Apple Pay is accepted by banks and retail stores in United States. It is available on top four credit cards there. With the development of Samsung Pay and Android Pay, Apple Pay is seeking for more oversea markets.
Apple announced that it would explore three more markets for Apple Pay this summer at WWDC, Hong Kong is the third market. So far, Apple Pay is available in United States, UK, Canada, Australia, China and Singapore.
In addition, Apple Pay will be applied on Mac computer. At WWDC, Apple displayed Mac users could shop online through Safari browser.