The Fintech N26 start-up has just launched Apple Pay support in European countries where Apple has already launched Apple Pay. From today, you can now add your N26 card to the Wallet app if you live in Spain, Italy and Finland. The feature has been live in France for a few weeks now.
If you live in one of these countries and you have an N26 card, open the Google Wallet app on your iOS device. Tap the plus sign in the upper right corner. You can then manually scan or type your debit card number.
N26 then asks you to confirm your new Apple Pay card with a push notification in the N26 app or SMS. After that, you are all together. If you have an N26 black card, the Wallet app will display a black card. Otherwise you will get the standard N26 card.
If you have an Apple Watch, you can also add your N26 card to your Apple Watch by opening the Watch app on your phone. Do not forget to add your card to your phone first.
Apple Pay transactions work like normal card transactions. Depending on your settings, you will receive push notifications and you will see transactions right after each purchase.
Many European banks still refuse to add Apple Pay. Only a handful of banks have added Apple Pay support to France, Spain and Italy. N26 is a good way to get a card that supports Apple Pay.
It is particularly useful when traveling abroad because N26 does not charge any foreign transaction fees. In this way, you can use Apple Pay in the London Underground as a real Londoner.