Apple has reportedly hired Mary Carol Harris, head of mobile for Visa Europe. Harris has years of experience with digital payments, having previously worked on NFC payments at Telefonica. It's very likely that Harris will play a major role in Apple's efforts to bring their Apple Pay payment system to Europe.
This extensive experience and insight the mobile payments ecosystem will doubtless make Harris a major asset to Apple as it works to secure partnerships with European banks ahead of its Apple Pay rollout. The company hopes to replicate the success it enjoyed earlier this month in the US, where Bank of America, Citi, Capital One, Chase and Wells Fargo have all announced their support.
Apple Pay will initially only be available in the United States, but Apple is undoubtedly hoping to roll the service out across the world as soon as they can.
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