Apple Pay is already working in Argentina and Peru, and Chile is still waiting

Apple Pay is now available in Argentina and Peru, thereby expanding its presence in Latin America. Apple’s payment service is now available in both countries, where users can link their cards to make contactless payments with their iPhone or Apple Watch.

In this way, the Argentinian and Peruvian markets join Brazil and Colombia, which were the countries that already supported Apple Pay in the region. It is also expected to know when the promised landing in Chile will take place, which for the moment continues without a definite date.

In the case of Argentina, the service of the Californian firm is currently limited to six banks: ICBC, BBVA, Brubank, Banco Macro, Banco Galicia and Banco Patagonia. The novelty is that it will also be compatible with wow, which offers a virtual wallet with a prepaid MasterCard and has more than 4 million users in the country, as well as a presence in Colombia and Mexico. The latter was confirmed by Pierpaolo Barbieri, CEO of the fintech Argentina.

In Peru, Apple Pay will arrive with the support of five institutions: Interbank, Credit Bank of Peru, BBVA, Scotiabank and Rappi Bank. In any case, it is likely that other banking entities will be added over time in both countries.