After two long years, the Apple Pay finally managed to reach the tenth country. Today, it appeared on the Apple website on Russia the service information page, revealing that it lands in partnership with Mastercard and Russian bank Sberbank, but the country’s name is not yet listed on Ma’s website.
According to Sberbank, Apple Pay can be easily configured in the bank's application by customers, who will be able to "use contactless payment while still receiving all the benefits of using their credit and debit cards".
Along with Russia, there are still nine other countries that already support Ma's mobile payments service: Australia, Canada, China, United States, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Singapore and Switzerland.
Even though Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey says the company is “working fast” to take the service to more countries, the process has taken a long time for all the bureaucracy in trying to make deals in the safest / most complete way possible . The ten-country mark is still very insignificant if we consider all the places where Apple has a good share of the market, not to mention the reach that other services like Samsung Pay, for example, have already reached.