Apple Pay is about to launch in Germany. Banks such as HVB and Bunq this morning sent out emails to customers announcing their support for Apple’s mobile payment system in the country.
An Apple Pay page has also gone live today on Apple’s own regional German website with a list of supported banks and cards, which include boon, comdirect, Edenred, Fidor Bank, Hanseatic Bank, and Vim Pay. We’ll update this article as soon as we can confirm that Apple Pay is operational in Germany for end users.
Apple Pay support in Germany has been rumored for some time, while Apple has been working to establish deals over fees and other factors with German banks. [...]
If you’ve purchased an Amazon-branded power bank from Amazon recently, you should be aware of a recall that Amazon issued today due to reports of overheating. Amazon has received 53 reports about defective power banks that have, in a few cases, led to chemical burns and property damage.
Affected AmazonBasics models that are part of the recall are listed here: 16,100 mAh; 10,000 mAh; 5,600 mAh; 2,000 mAh with micro USB cable; 3,000 mAh and 3,000 mAh with USB micro cable. All impacted units are rubberized or metallic power banks with the AmazonBasics logo printed on the front of the unit.
These Amazon-branded power banks are affordable options that many Apple [...]
Apple Pay continues its global expansion today with several new participating banks, and more coming soon, in France, Italy, Ireland, Spain, and the UK.
In France, Apple says Apple Pay will be available later this year to Banque BCP and Arkéa Banque Privée customers, and through mobile-only banking and/or payment solutions Orange Bank, Lydia, and N26.
In Italy, as promised, Apple Pay is available now for American Express credit cards issued directly by American Express.
In Ireland, Apple Pay is available now at AIB, one of the so-called „Big Four“ financial institutions in the country.
In Spain, Apple says Apple Pay will be [...]
Apple has updated its regional websites to indicate that Apple Pay is expanding to additional banks in France, Italy, and Spain.
In France, Apple Pay will be available later this year at Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne, Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest, and Crédit Mutuel Massif Central, which are the three regional federations of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa. Apple Pay is also coming to Crédit Mutuel Arkéa’s online banking subsidiary Fortuneo, and Max.
In Italy, Apple Pay is now available at Banca Mediolanum for Mediolanum Card debit cards, which are based on Mastercard’s Maestro network.
In Spain, Apple Pay is now supported by Boon, a mobile wallet solution [...]