As expected, Apple Pay arrives at the Portuguese bank Millenniumbcp [atualizado: ActivoBank]

Almost a month ago, the bank Millenniumbcp – the largest in Portugal – announced that it would soon launch the Apple Pay for your customers. Well here it is! ?

From yesterday to today, version 6.6 of the official Millennium app was released on the App Store, and its big news is precisely support for Apple Pay.

Millennium app icon

We are always attentive to your requests, so this version comes with a long-awaited novelty. Have you guessed it? That’s it! Apple Pay is already on the Millennium App! You can now add your Millennium cards to Apple Wallet and pay with your iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad or Mac. Easy, fast and secure! But there is more: you can also cancel and replace your card for loss or theft and simulate how much you can ask to buy a house. And as we are always attentive to your comments, now you no longer need to enter your PIN again when you leave and re-enter the App, for a brief moment. Good update and remember, always have the security kit with you: App Millennium, mask and distance.

As a bank customer, I was able to test the novelty and added both my Millennium cards – debit and credit – without any problem, very easy and fast.

Too good! ?


In a related note, as recently reported by the All Things Apple, Apple Pay also made it to the network cards Fnac in Portugal.

β€œThe safety of our customers and employees is our top priority right now. Therefore, we reinforce secure payment methods by contact. With Apple Pay, FNAC Credit Card holders can pay for their purchases with the simple gesture of bringing their Apple device to the automatic payment terminal (TPA) ”, said Nuno Luz, Fnac’s director-general.

The novelty was developed in partnership with CaixaBank Payments & Consumer.

Hong Kong

Finally, Apple Pay also arrived – as reported by the MacRumors – this week to Hong Kong’s public (and also retail) transport system, called Octopus.

The system already comes with Express Transit support, allowing state-of-the-art iPhones and Apple Watches owners to make their payments at terminals without authentication. Very practical!

Update 06/06/2020 at 06:56

As the reader warned us Caio Santos, The ActiveBank – digital bank of the Millenniumbcp group – today also gained support for Apple Pay. ?

ActivoBank app icon