Apple Pay is now working with cards from HCBC France and BNP Paribas. The two banks join the 25 card issuers already supporting Apple’s mobile wallet service in France …

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The move follows the addition of bunq and Crédit du Nord in December of last year.

Neither HSBC nor BNP are yet listed on Apple’s website, but both banks had announced that support was coming soon, and iPhon.fr reports that cards from both banks can be added as of this morning.

The BNP Paribas group announced last month an imminent arrival of Apple Pay support for its customers. The same goes for HSBC, whose documentation is ready since last week. Well Apple Pay is now available since this morning for all customers of both banks.

Other cards which can be used with Apple Pay in France are:

  • American Express
  • Apetiz (Visa)
  • Arkéa Banque Privée
  • Banque BCP
  • Banque de Savoie
  • Banque Populaire (Visa cards)
  • boon. by Wirecard
  • Boursorama
  • bunq
  • C-Zam (Carrefour Banque)
  • Caisse d’Épargne (Visa cards)
  • Carrefour Banque (Mastercard debit and deferred debit cards)
  • Carrefour C-zam
  • Crédit du Nord
  • Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne
  • Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest
  • Crédit Mutuel Massif Central
  • Edenred (Ticket Restaurant cards)
  • Fortuneo Banque
  • Lydia
  • Max
  • N26
  • Orange Bank
  • Orange Cash
  • Société Générale

Monese Apple Pay support

Monese has also announced that its cards now support Apple Pay in seven countries: UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Finland and Ireland.

Simply open the Monese app and navigate to the ‘Card’ screen. There you’ll be able tap the ‘Add to Apple Wallet’ button – and you’re done! Just open your Apple Wallet and you Monese card will appear there, ready for use.

You can also set up your card straight from the Wallet app, by tapping the + icon and following the instructions.

The international rollout of Apple Pay continues at a somewhat leisurely pace, with the company’s peer-to-peer payment service Apple Pay Cash following slowly behind.

Retailers and other companies also continue to join, Target one recent addition, while LA Metro has promised TAP support later in the year.

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