Together with Spain, Australia is one of the countries where Apple Pay It has tensions to be implemented. The Australian competition and consumers (ACCC) Commission forced each bank to negotiate its integration with Apple payments separately, refusing to that various entities doing together since that would violate a law the country anti-cartel. But steps will gradually be taken.
After surveying its customers since the middle of last month, ING Direct will begin to offer Apple Pay in Australia before the end of February. Macquarie Group, another bank in the country, will also be added to cart. Both entities expect to attract clientele of more powerful rivals simply to be able to pay with the iPhone.
Apple Pay in Spain: the banks are still negotiating
We know that we are talking about very distant integrations, but looking at it on the good side: If ING has already learned to deploy Apple Pay to their systems which do in Spain should not be very difficult. How difficult will be the negotiations, since many Spanish banks have complained that Apple is demanding too high rates for the Spanish reality.
We do not doubt that a simple matter of competition will arrive to see Apple Pay in more Spanish banks. That, and sooner or later get Latin American countries. But for the time being will have to be patient and see how negotiations continue. Remember that if you want to start using Apple Pay from today in Spain, you can.