Apple Pay Hits UAE, Finland, Sweden and Denmark

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Apple has launched the ambitious Apple Pay in UAE, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark. This is for the first time the Cupertino-based tech giant has introduced Apple Pay in the UAE. As of this writing, banks and financial institutions in over 20 countries has provided support to Apple’s secure payment mechanism.

Apple Pay is compatible with a wide range of debit and credit cards from the top banks. You just need to add your cards to receive rewards, benefits, and security. The iPhone manufacturer has released a list of banks, which supports the digital payment mechanism.

United Arab Emirates

  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • mashreq
  • Emirates Islamic (Visa credit, debit, and prepaid cards)
  • RAKBANK (Mastercard credit, debit, and prepaid cards)
  • HSBC (Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards)
  • Emirates NBD


Finland & Sweden

  • Nordea
  • ST1



  • Jyske Bank
  • Nordea



  • Caisse d’Epargne (Visa cards)
  • Carrefour Banque (Mastercard debit and deferred debit cards)
  • Banque Populaire (Visa cards)
  • Orange Cash
  • Edenred (Ticket Restaurant cards)
  • boon. by Wirecard



  • boon. by Wirecard
  • KBC (Mastercard credit and debit cards)
  • Ulster Bank
  • AIB


Apple revealed that they are working with several banks to expand the reach of the payment system. Recently, Apple executive revealed that they are eager to introduce Apple Pay in India. With a rapid surge in the digital transactions after Demonetisation announced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 8, 2016, the need for services such as Apple Pay assumes great importance.

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With Apple Pay, you can instantly pay at various supported merchant locations across the relevant country. You need not have to carry cash. You just need to swipe your card near the reader at the location to complete the transaction.

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