Apple Pay launches in France

France to Ditch Plastic Cards as Apple Pay Arrives

Apple Pay has finally landed in France as Apple continues to expand its mobile payments service into new markets 20 months after it made its initial debut in the U.S. MasterCard and Visa debit and credit cards are supported from a number of local banks.

Apple's website lists some retailers and banks that do support Apple Pay, so you can head on over if you'd like to check them out.

Earlier this year, it was reported that Apple's negotiations with French banks were being held up over the fee Apple would take off each transaction. There is no word on when cards issued by the other three big banks (BNP Paribas, Crédit Agricole or Société Générale) will be supported by Apple Pay. The iPhone SE also features Apple Pay, which is a first for the 4-inch iPhone class.

To get started with Apple Pay, simply open up the Wallet app on a compatible device and add a supported credit or debit card.

It will be available on iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone OS for both in-store and in-app payments.

You can find out more information about the launch of Apple's mobile payment service in France at the link below.

Since launching Apple Pay in the United States in 2014, Apple has rolled out the payment service to Australia, Canada, China, and Singapore. Again, expect the service to become more widespread as time progresses.

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