Apple Pay Launches in Singapore; Limited to American Express Cardholders for Now

Apple Pay in the U.K.

Apple today silently expanded Apple Pay to Singapore. Instead of making an official announcement about it, the company silently updated its website and support documents of Apple Pay to reflect this change.

Apple had first announced its intention of bringing Apple Pay to Singapore in October last year. For this, the company has partnered with American Express, which has also allowed it to expand Apple Pay to Canada and Australia as well. The partnership will also allow Apple to launch Apple Pay in Hong Kong and Spain later this year.

Read: How to set up and start using Apple Pay

All American Express debit or credit card holders in Singapore can now add their card to Apple Pay and then head over to the nearest retailer that supports Apple Pay, including Starbucks, TopShop and FairPrice, to try out the mobile payment service. Apple’s website in Singapore suggests that the company will add support for debit and credit cards from the major banks in Singapore and Visa soon, with support for DBS, UOB and Standard Chartered banks in the pipeline as well.

In the last six months or so, Apple has expanded Apple Pay to many regions outside of the US. This includes the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and China, with many more countries in the pipeline.

Apple Pay is available on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE and the Apple Watch.