According to the announcement, Apple Pay started yesterday to work in Russia. This is the tenth country that offered this service. What about Polish?
The commencement of the service Apple Pay in Russia announced regional sub Apple. The system will operate on the basis of cooperation undertaken with the network Mastercard and Moscow bank Sberbank. The payment process can be configured from the application of the bank. Information on the implementation of this service in the tenth country in the world, Apple announced at the conference, which took place on 7 September 2016.. Soon, Apple Pay has also hit New Zealand. So far, the service was available in China, Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Switzerland, Hong Kong, France and Singapore. As you can see the list, Apple has chosen only a few European countries and Asia, which introduced Apple Pay.It is somewhat intriguing thing is that the service is still not available in Germany or in any of the Scandinavian countries, much less in Poland, and Russia managed to debut. I would like to say that in Poland such news will be "maybe 100 years," but maybe eventually we will see, and this function in our country … a little bit faster. Can indicate that the final tests HCE payments in the bank Millenium. Again, it refers only to cards Mastercard, but ultimately the bank wants to spend it well with VISA. submitting evidence in one piece is worth noting that the Russian Sberbank is also using payment cards Mastercard HCE in the service Apple Pay. Some banks in Poland had already introduced mobile payments HCE, but some are still waiting for the implementation of this technology. He mentions this Jacek Uryniuk of Cashless.pl:
And one more important piece of information: Millennium seems to be the first bank in Poland to offer HCE based tokenization offered by international payment organizations. Tokenization increases the security of mobile payments, and allows the use of payment systems from tech giants like Apple, Google and Samsung. They all enjoy tokenizacji MasterCard (MDES) and Visa (VEPTS).
So what can we expect in the near future is difficult for me to predict. Despite this, something finally moved in technology issues paying smartphone and if the Millennium will begin to use this type of asset that increases the chance of leveling the competition. This in turn gives rise to the fact that maybe Apple finally interested in our country and Apple Pay finally reaches the Vistula River. Source: Apple , Reuters , cashless