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Revolut rolls out Apple Pay in 12 more countries

David Murphy

European fintech Revolut has launched Apple Pay support to its customers in 12 additional countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Revolut customers in 28 markets can now make fast and convenient purchases in stores, in apps and on websites with Apple Pay on iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad and Mac.

Revolut customers can add their Revolut card to Apple Pay via the Revolut app or via the Wallet app. Customers without a plastic card can add a virtual card to Apple Wallet in a few taps from the Revolut app and start spending instantly, without having to wait for the physical card to arrive in the post. This feature enables new customers to sign up and begin spending with Apple Pay in minutes.

When consumers use a Revolut debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on the device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code.

“Revolut’s ultimate goal is to give our customers a useful tool to manage every aspect of their financial lives, and the ability to make payments quickly, conveniently and securely is vital to achieving this,” said Arthur Johanet, product owner for card payments at Revolut. “Our customers across Europe have been requesting Apple Pay for a long time, so we are delighted to continue our rollout with 12 additional markets. This is a very positive step forward in enabling even more of our customers to use their money in the way that they want to.”