Apple Pay launched in Germany last December with support for a bunch of local banks and financial institutions, save Volksbank Raiffeisenbank. As of today, however, the mobile payment service officially supports Volksbank Raiffeisenbank customers in the country.
The expansion was officially confirmed by FinanzeSzene.de.
Now customers of Volksbank Raiffeisenbank in Germany can use their iPhone and Apple Watch to make contactless mobile payments in stores and apps, as well as on the web with their Visa and MasterCard credit cards.
For more information, visit apple.com/de/apple-pay.
— BVR (@BVRPresse) April 21, 2020
This is in addition to the previously supported banks and financial institutions in Germany:
- American Express
- Augsburger Aktienbank
- Commerzbank AG
- Consors Bank
- Consors Finanz
- Deutsche Bank
- Deutsche Kreditbank AG (Visa credit cards, Lufthansa Miles & More Credit Card)
- fidor BANK
- Hanseatic Bank
- HypoVereinsbank / UniCredit Bank AG
- o2 Banking
- Ticket Restaurant Edenred
Volksbank Raiffeisenbank is a German banking collective that falls under the National Association of German Cooperative Banks (BVR) umbrella. It also includes DZ Bank, Fiducia & GAD, VR Payment and DG Verlag. Other German banks and financial institutions should bring Apple Pay support at a later stage, namely Postbank, Targobank and Santander.
Apple’s support document lists all the countries where Apple Pay is officially supported, with another support document specifying supported banks and financial institutions in each and every Apple Pay market in Europe and the Middle East.