Apple Pay comes to Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, and Colombia

Kapital Bank and Bank Respublika are among the providers.

What you need to know

  • Apple Pay is rolling out in Azerbaijan.
  • Customers and banks are reporting emerging support as of today.

Apple Pay appears to be rolling out to customers in Azerbaijan, according to plenty of people on Twitter and some banks too.

Bank Respublika shared today:

From now on, Bank Republican card holders can make payments through Apple Pay safer, more confident and confidential. Apple Pay users are able to make payments without passing the payment card to someone else, touching the buttons of the payment terminal and handing over cash. The security of each operation is provided by the innovative technologies of the iPhone.

The country's Kapital Bank also announced support for the service on Twitter:

ABB, the country's largest bank is also offering customers Apple Pay:

ABB, today brings its customers Apple Pay, a safer, more secure and private way to pay that helps customers avoid handing their payment card to someone else, touching physical buttons or exchanging cash — and uses the power of iPhone to protect every transaction.

According to Twitter users Apple Pay support also appears to have gone live in Colombia and Costa Rica:

Apple's own website doesn't yet include Azerbaijan in its list of supported countries for Apple Pay. The service lets users pay for goods using all of Apple's best iPhones including iPhone 13, as well as Apple Watch, iPad, and the Mac online.

A few weeks ago Apple Pay made its debut in Bahrain. The company's payment system has been a sore point of antitrust investigations relating to how Apple uses the technology, with bodies like the EU calling for the secure payment system to be opened up to competing payment services. Recent reports indicate the EU is set to charge Apple on the matter regarding anticompetitive behavior.