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Apple Pay struggles outside US amid low uptake, bank resistance

Its US$10.9b usage last year is less than annual volume of transactions in Kenya, a mobile payments pioneer
Friday, June 3, 2016 - 05:50
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Anecdotal evidence from Britain, China and Australia suggests Apple Pay is popular with core Apple followers, but the quality of service, and interest in it, varies significantly.

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MORE than 18 months after Apple Pay took the United States by storm, the smartphone giant has made only a small dent in the global payments market, snagged by technical challenges, low consumer take-up and resistance from banks.

The service is available in six countries and