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Apple Pay will arrive in Portugal and more European countries soon

After a while without much news regarding Apple Pay, the Cupertino giant will finally expand service to even more European countries soon, including: austria, Estonia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece and Portugal.

The news was announced by N26, a German-based digital bank that offers services to various countries in the euro zone and the United Kingdom. For now, no official release date has been released, only that it will be "soon".

Coming soon! @ N26 will bring #ApplePay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay quickly and conveniently to customers in Estonia 🇪🇪, Greece 🇬🇷, Portugal 🇵🇹, Slovakia 🇸🇰 Slovenia 🇸🇮!

Slovakian bank Slovensk sporitea confirmed the information and said it would support Ma's mobile payments service by the end of this year.

You asked us “when and how we are.” Now we can finally answer you soon. #ApplePay #ingromania

The publications precede official confirmation from Ma, which until then had not given any hints about a possible Apple Pay expansion to these countries. This does not mean that it does not occur, but it is possible that the N26 and the Slovakian bank have gotten a little too excited.

However, Apple Pay has been gradually expanding across Europe and the Middle East, including: Germany, Saudi Arabia, Belgium, Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic in the past month. Apple said the service, which opened in the US in October 2014, will be available in more than 40 regions by the end of this year.

via MacRumors