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Apple Pay has been launched in Germany this week, making online payment easier for Apple lovers all over the country. Which banks are affiliated? Where can I use Apple Pay? Read on for more details.

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According to Apple and 9to5mac.com, the payment platform is supported by the following banks and financial institutions: American Express, Maestro, Boon, Bunq, Comdirect, Deutsche Bank, Edenred, Fidor Bank, Hanseatic Bank, HypoVereinsbank, N26, O2 Banking and VIMPay. Cards that are issued by Visa and Mastercard are also compatible with the platform.

Users on Twitter have already reported that they were able to successfully add compatible cards to Apple Pay in Germany. Due to the fact that Apple Pay’s service in the middle-European country is new, and that the rollout is still happening, errors may occur during the process of setting up Apple’s new payment platform.

Apple Pay Supported By…

There are also many retailers who support Apple Pay in Germany. Here are just some of the many retailers that are on board: Adidas, Aldi, Aral, Berschka, Cigo, Kaufland, Media Markt and McDonald’s, as well as others. For a full list of retailers supporting the payment platform, check Apple’s website. Online retailers will definitely want to offer this payment method in addition to PayPal, etc.

Months In The Making

It took Apple quite a while to launch Apple Pay in Germany. The payment platform was first teased last July, when Tim Cook mentioned it in an earnings call. Over the months, information on the imminent launch surfaced, hinting at the eventual rollout.

Where Is Apple Pay Available?

The launch of the German Apple Pay comes after the launch of the platform two weeks ago in Belgium and Kazakhstan. With Germany now added to the list, Apple Pay is available in the following countries: the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Singapore, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Russia, Brazil, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, Poland, Ireland, Switzerland, Japan and Ukraine.