After the Dutch bank first provided it to customers in Germany, Italy and Spain, Bunq Apple Pay assistance is lastly available in the Netherlands. Apple Pay first went back to the Netherlands in June, but at that moment it was only provided by ING.
Bunq today announced it
Bunq also observed that its customers in France, Belgium and Ireland have access to Apple Pay.
The bank claims you will need to qualify for one of the following accounts:
This suggests that the free account is not available.
A tweet will announce ‘ other interesting stuff ‘ tonight.
Starting today, all our users in the Netherlands can set up and start using Apple Pay in just 5 minutes! Learn more on how to get #ApplePay in the Netherlands here https://t.co/CCNxS1oDxs and be sure to see what other exciting things will be announced tonight in #bunqUpdate12 🚀 pic.twitter.com/4zuylSCWU6— bunq (@bunq) September 3, 2019
After originally launching as a Fintech company managing payments, Bunq became a bank in 2015. Its primary USP is that it provides much easier configuration and management of various accounts, including sub-accounts for particular reasons that it claims can be’ opened in seconds.’ The bank provides two PINs for physical cards, the selection of which determines which account is to be debited.
Monese also tweeted that in the Netherlands it also now provides assistance for Apple Pay.
Monese promotes Apple Pay in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
Also introduced in 2015, Monese was established after his founder relocated to the United Kingdom and was denied a bank account because he had no economic background at home. The bank focused mainly on immigrants, promising that there were no requirements for residency or credit score.
Adidas, Aldi, Amac, Arket, BP, Burger King, H&M, Lidl, McDonald’s, MediaMarkt, Starbucks, and T-Mobile are mentioned as adopting Apple Pay in the Netherlands. Contactless payments are commonly accepted in the nation, however, so Apple Pay should operate in many retailers for at least lower-value purchases.