In a report from Cult of Mac, Apple Pay is ramping up to be released in Israel. This would make it the 61st territory that Apple Pay would be available in. Apple has been negotiating for months with Israel to get Apple Pay into the country. This comes after 6 years of Apple Pay being available here in the U.S.
The delay in arrival for Apple Pay was held up over disagreements with transaction fees.
Apple Pay will be provided and supported by The Isracard Group, a financial group including MasterCard and America Express Israel. Although there is no launch date yet, the deal is reported to run for four years.
Apple Pay was recently introduced to Bank of Ireland customers after 3 years of it being available in the region. Apply Pay makes it easy for contactless payments amidst this current pandemic and leads to more safe transactions.