MasterCard expects to support Apple Pay in various countries this year including Canada, Brazil and Asia

MasterCard expects to support Apple Pay in various countries this year including Canada, Brazil and Asia

The mobile payment service enabling payment through wireless devices like iPhone is expecting support from Banking Institutions in more countries this year (2016) including Asia, Brazil and Canada. Although, reports are not officially confirmed and is based on non-verified internal document and hence, the plans cannot be called true until other evidence are found.

The point here is that Apple Pay can be used with non-bank-issued American Express credit cards in Australia and Canada but banks still don’t support the mobile payment service in either country.

Moreover, according to internal document, Apple Pay also looks for support from Hong Kong, Japan, and Singapore in 2016 and as per previous announcements, the mobile payment service will expand to Hong Kong, Singapore, and Spain this year in partnership with American Express.

Reports about launching Apple Pay in France by the Cupertino-based company have also surfaced and official announcement is expected by September 2016. The original report however, did not specify when Apple Pay will become available in French stores, nor did it have information about which French banks and participating issuers will support iPhone payments upon launch.