Apple Pay is rolling out in full force in Singapore today with Visa, MasterCard and five major banks on board, reports The Straits Times. This makes Singapore the sixth country to get Apple Pay, after the U.S., UK, Canada, Australia and China.
Together, the five banks - POSB, DBS Bank, OCBC Bank, United Overseas Bank (UOB) and Standard Chartered Bank - account for more than 80 per cent of the Visa and MasterCard credit and debit cards issued in Singapore, the article adds. Apple Pay was launched in Singapore in April; however, its use was limited to holders of American Express-issued cards until today.
Apple has hinted that Spain and Hong Kong are also in line to get Apple Pay at some point this year (Spain currently supports it for Amex only). CEO Tim Cook also recently spoke about plans to bring the mobile payment system to India, while France, Japan and Brazil are also expected to add Apple Pay support in the near future.