KBC Bank reveals Apple Pay headed to Belgium this summer in tweet [Updated]

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Apple Pay is only available in the United States right now, but that’s going to change eventually. With sights set on Europe, Canada and China, the expansion of Apple’s mobile payment solution seems inevitable.

And it could be happening sooner than some expected, as far as Europe is concerned. According to a tweet sent out by the official Twitter account for KBC Bank, which is located in Belgium, Apple Pay is going to be available to its customers beginning sometime this summer.

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The tweet in question was sent to a KBC Bank customer that had asked them when, or if, they’d be supporting Apple Pay in the future, considering their payment cards had just picked up NFC support. In the reply that followed, KBC Bank confirmed that Apple Pay would be an option “this summer.” Unfortunately, no additional information was provided.

As it stands right now, Apple Pay’s expansion beyond the United States has taken time, but the expectation at this point is that after the Worldwide Developers Conference, which takes place in early June, the mobile payment option will be available in other countries. Just how many that will be, though, remains to be seen. It would also stand to reason that Apple will make the announcement of Pay’s expansion at WWDC.

If you live outside the United States, are you looking forward to using Apple Pay?


KBC bank has clarified that it was referring to mobile solutions, and “Apple Pay is not on the menu yet”.


Correction: KBC is constantly looking for mobile solutions. Apple Pay is not on the menu yet, our apologies.

Thanks JohnM for the heads up!

[via 9to5Mac; @KBC_BE]