Apple Pay is now available via new banks in Italy, Portugal, and more

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What you need to know

  • Apple Pay is now available at some new banks across Europe.
  • It's now available at new banks in Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.
  • ING, American Express, Santander, and UBS are all now online.

It's sometimes very easy to forget that Apple Pay isn't available at every bank around the world, especially if you happen to live in a country where it's ubiquitous. But Apple Pay continues to expand its reach around the globe with the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal, and Switzerland now all getting new Apple Pay support at specific banks.

Those who are customers of ING in Italy, Santander in Portugal, Americal Express in the Netherlands, and UBS in Switzerland can all now sign up for Apple Pay for the first time and they really, really should.

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Alongside the new countries, Canadian carrier Rogers has added Apple Pay support to its own line of Mastercards as spotted by MacRumors,

Apple Pay lets iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac owners use their device to pay without whipping out their card and it's something everyone should be making use of – especially right now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.