Spain became the 13th country where officially earned Apple Pay

Apple has officially announced the launch of its Apple Pay service in Spain, where he supported credit and debit cards MasterCard, and American Express.

According to media reports, Apple talks in the new region were not entirely smooth. The problem arose around the fee, which the iPhone maker will get with each transaction. Banks are trying to enter into a contract on the same terms as in China, where Apple had agreed to reduce its stake by half. On what conditions the result was a deal, was not disclosed.

According to reports, Apple takes a Commission from Sberbank for every purchase using Apple Pay. As reported by informed sources, credit card Commission is 0.12% of the purchase amount, in addition, the Bank has to pay 45 rubles a year for each card connected to the service.

The first with Apple Pay in Spain will be able to pay the owners of Bank cards MasterCard and American Express clients Banco Santander, Amex, Carrefour and Ticket Restaurant. According to the statement of Santander, at the moment 75% of the Spanish stores to support contactless payments.

To date, Apple Pay is already available in 13 countries: Australia, Canada, China, France, Spain, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and USA. Payment service available to iPhone SE iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Apple Watch, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2 and iPad Pro.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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