Apple Pay arrives in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and UAE

Apple Pay Now Accounts for 90% of Global Mobile Contactless Transactions

Meanwhile, the UAE becomes the first Middle Eastern nation to support Apple Pay.

Today Nordea brings Apple Pay to customers in Denmark, Finland and Sweden.

The addition of Sweden, Denmark and Finland leaves only Norway from the Scandinavian region to receive Apple Pay. Purchases made using NFC cards are limited to 25 euros, while Apple Pay purchases are unlimited. Bailey also noted that 4,000 issuers worldwide now work with the wallet, meaning there are now 4,000 credit and debit card issuers whose cards can now be uploaded to and used via Apple Pay.

The update means passengers can pay for their tickets, seat selection, travel insurance and other ancillary purchases using the mobile payment platforms.

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Supermarket chain Albertsons, for example, announced Monday that it's started accepting Apple Pay. Now banks and financial institutions in a total of 20 countries support Apple's secure payment system.

According to Finnish business paper Kauppalehti, Apple has its sights squarely set on the banking industry, and Apple Pay is expected to swipe both revenue and customer relationships from local banks.

- By adding Apple Pay to our already existing range of mobile payment solutions, we can offer our iPhone and Apple Watch customers a secure and easy to use global service that makes everyday life easier, says Topi Manner, Head of Personal Banking.

Apple is filling a gap in mobile payment services when they went live on Tuesday, because previously, the only similar contactless payment-by-device service was available on Android devices, according to Kauppalehti.

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