More banks support Apple Pay in Germany

Apple has begun to roll out new bank partners for Apple Pay: customers of Consors Finanz and Viabuy can now pay using their iPhone.

Just a couple of months after the launch of Apple Pay in Germany, Apple brings other banks on board: customers of Consors Finanz and Viabuy can now add their MasterCard to Apple Pay, as the financial service providers announced on Tuesday. It will then allow contactless payment at retail NFC terminals, as well in apps and online payments when Apple Pay is offered as a payment method.

Apple Pay with Credit or Debit Card

With the help of Apple Pay, the “user experience” will be improved and the card’s capabilities expanded

explained Consors CFO Gerd Hornbergs

Also belonging to the Bankgruppe BNP Paribas Consorsbank has already Apple Pay Support in view.

DKB, Ing and Consorsbank are also preparing for Apple Pay

Consors Finanz and Viabuy belong to the announced second wave of banks that want to offer Apple Pay in Germany. Whether the German credit bank (DKB), Ing, Consorsbank and Revolut follow, remains open for the time being.

So far, Deutsche Bank, Hypo Vereinsbank, Fidor Bank, Comdirect and N26 already support Apple Pay in Germany as well as other card providers such as Hanseatic Bank, Boon, VimPay, Bunq and O2 Banking.

The Sparkassen and Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken have recently announced that they want to support Apple Pay in the current year 2019.