Apple Pay on Thursday launched in Ukraine with support for credit and debit cards locally issued by the country’s nationalized PrivatBank, with support for cards issued by Oschadbank expected to follow soon.
Apple Pay is now live in Brazil, allowing customer in the 208 million people country to add cards issued from Itaú Unibanco, the 10th largest bank in the world and the biggest Latin American bank, to the Wallet app on their iPhone.
A new Apple ad aired on Saturday illustrates how simple and convenient it is buy something from a friend using Apple Pay Cash. This fifteen-second ad is the continuation of Fly Market, another ad that aired a few days ago.
Google’s version of Apple Pay is rolling out now in Play Store and will soon include an answer to Apple Pay Cash. Like with Apple Pay, Google Pay doesn’t share your actual card number when you pay in stores.
Apple’s mobile payment service is pushing into e-commere with news that the Cupertino company is partnering with Volusion, an e-commerce platform for small businesses, to create a “Buy With Apple Pay” button for its merchants.