After Apple Pay’s expansion in the European markets such as Portugal and Slovakia last year, the mobile payment solution could soon make it to Mexico. Some users in the country were able to add their bank’s debit and credit cards to the Wallet app on their iPhones.
Some Mexican consumers were able to add their cards issued by the Banregio bank to Apple Wallet. They were able to do this by changing the region of their iPhone to a country where Apple Pay is available. However, they were unable to verify those cards as the service hasn’t been officially launched in Mexico yet.
Some users in the country tried adding cards from banks other than Banregio but failed. And this hints towards Apple Pay’s exclusivity with Banregio, at least during the launch. The Cupertino-based company could add support for more Mexican banks in the future, once the service rolls out officially.
Mexico could become the second country after Brazil in the Latin American region to receive support for Apple Pay. Apple’s mobile payment service is already available in 59 countries and territories around the world. You can view the complete list of supported regions on the company’s website.
Apple Pay is an easy to use mobile payment solution from the iPhone maker, and it works via NFC. You can make payments for purchases made in physical stores, compatible apps, and supported websites. Apple Pay is only available on certain iPhones and Apple Watches. You can even send and receive money via Apple Pay.
The company is quite confident about the security and privacy it provides via Apple Pay. It says that the card numbers are not stored on the iPhone or its servers, so the card numbers are never shared with merchants. Apple has also launched Apple Card in partnership with Goldman Sachs and is offering cashback and discounts.