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Apple Pay international expansion as soon as March

Apple Pay international expansion as soon as March

Apple Pay’s international expansion looks set to begin sooner than originally thought, it appears, after a report claimed Canada will get the NFC–backed mobile payment service in March.

‘Sources close to the situation’ told 9to5Mac that negotiations with banks and other finance companies are at an advanced stage.

It’s believed that some Apple Pay partners are readying advertising and promotional information for March.

Some of the Apple–focused site’s sources have claimed that these plans dovetail with Cupertino’s own target launch date.

Such a move would represent the first official launch of Apple Pay outside the US. Those with credit cards registered in the United States have been able to use the service overseas unofficially since it was first rolled out in October 2014.

The news comes just a month after Apple posted, then pulled, a job listing for a London–based staffer to work on Apple Pay’s global rollout.

The UK is thought to be getting Apple Pay, which lets iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners pay for goods via NFC using their devices’ Touch ID fingerprint scanner, at some point this year.

Source:

9to5Mac

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