Imminent Apple Pay rollout in Europe revealed by job listing
Apple is firming up its plans to roll out Apple Pay in Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA) according to a job advert posted by the company.
The listing for an Apple Pay intern within the London-based Apple Pay team was spotted by iClarified, but now appears to have been removed (or maybe the position was filled?). The advert stated that the selected candidate would be working "to drive the roll-out of this technology across EMEIA", making clear their commitment to get the cardless payment system running in the UK and beyond.
Apple has been working hard to encourage take-up of its NFC-based payment system, which enables users to load their credit cards on to their iOS device and leave their wallet at home, using TouchID fingerprint recognition to verify transactions.
It now supports the cards that account for 90% of the credit card transactions in the US, though support has been withdrawn from a number of merchants setting up their own NFC-based payment system.
The company is also recruiting staff for Apple Pay in China, backed by Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba.