Apple Pay expanding to four new countries, heading to Ticketmaster, NYC subways, new retailers

During the Money 20/20 conference, Apple executive Jennifer Bailey shared plans to launch Apple Pay in Denmark, Finland, Sweden, and the United Arab Emirates in the coming days, iMore reports. Bailey also announced a partnership with Ticketmaster to bring contactless tickets to all of its locations and the roll out of Apple Pay to all Albertsons Companies’ 2,300 retail locations in the U.S., including popular grocery store chain Safeway. Bailey confirmed that Apple employees are testing Apple Pay Cash as well, but stopped short of confirming it would be released in iOS 11.1.
In other Apple Pay news, the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved a $573 million contract to take its payment terminals contactless, installing electronic readers in “500 subway turnstiles and on 600 buses in New York beginning late next year,” according to The New York Times. All of the city’s subway stations and buses are expected to feature the contactless payment option by late 2020, which includes Apple Pay. [via AppleInsider]


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