Apple Pay arrives in Ukraine

Apple’s mobile payment service is now available in Ukraine.

Customers in the 45 million people country in Eastern Europe (Ukraine is the 32nd most populous country in the world) can now add their credit or debit card to the Wallet app on their iPhone, iPad or Mac to start making contactless payments in stores, apps and on the web.

The local Apple Pay website wasn’t live at the time of this writing, but the launch was confirmed by Ukraine’s finance minister Oleksandr Danyliuk on Facebook.

According to Tehnot, Ukrainians can register locally-issued MasterCard and Visa with Apple Pay, in addition to cards issued by the country’s nationalized PrivatBank.

Screenshot via Twitter user “alexanderslev1n”

Apple’s chief executive said during May’s earnings call with investors and Wall Street analysts that the mobile payment service would expand to Norway, Poland and Ukraine “in the next several months.”

Last month, Apple Pay launched in Brazil.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple is partnering with investment bank Goldman Sachs to offer a branded Apple Pay credit credit to its users some time in early 2019.