Apple Pay launched in Singapore; other countries eyed
Technology giant Apple has launched Apple Pay in Singapore, making it the second Asian country next to China to experience the company’s digital payment service.
Apple Pay is a service for customers who purchase products or services online using their iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch.
Cardholders can add their credit cards to the Wallet app by opening the app and tapping on the “+” button or by clicking ‘Settings’ and tapping ‘Add Credit or Debit Card’.
Although the service is currently open for card holders of American Express, Apple seeks to expand its reach to Development Bank of Singapore, United Overseas Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank credit and debit users. Also, Apple thrives to extend the service to several retail merchandises and apps such as Uber.
Apple and American Express recently propelled its premium pay service in Australia and Canada and is set to broaden Apple Pay in Spain and Hong Kong within the next few months, as cited by technology website TechCrunch.
Apple Pay is also available in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.
Cashless and contactless payments are upsurging in tech-savvy nations such as Singapore and China, and Apple is advocating for a ‘safer’ and ‘easier’ way of banking and paying for products. Gianna Francesca Catolico, INQUIRER.net
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.