ok Andreas but then could you please coordinate with your colleagues of communication and social media team? because they wrote on Facebook and Twitter that apple pay will land soon only in Germany and then it will be deployed in other countries later.
Its all about billing address.
If someone ordered a card in Germany then the apple pay will be available.
If someone ordered a card in an unsupported country for apple pay then there is no apple pay at this country.
STOP thinking revolut as an UK company in every sense.
Revolut started to issue localised BIN cards only a few months ago. All of us that received Revolut cards before that, have a UK BIN card. Do you think that Revolut will replace all those cards with new cards just to restrict their own customers ? I don’t think so.
That is probably why Apple Pay is delayed. Revolut looks like soon they want to move away from prepaid cards to debit cards and they want to supply debit cards first before applying Apple Pay. If they have Apple Pay now, if Revolut wants to move to debit cards, they’ll have to stop Apple Pay and reapply. Not worth the time.
A banking license and Apple Pay are not related. There are multiple Fin-tech companies or even meal ticket companies like Sodexo that have nothing to do with a banking license but they are Apple Pay enabled.
Revolut have NO reason to not support the thousands and thousands of cards they have already issued. They will work when Apple Pay is launched.
IF Revolut decides to issue Debit Cards (non-prepaid) when the Banking License is in effect, then both of them will work with Apple Pay. It makes no sense from a business perspective to replace all of those cards.
Because Revolut wants to have an in-house payment processor, like Monzo. They are probably already working with Apple to make sure their in-house payment processor works with it. They are copying Monzo, there is no point applying Apple Pay NOW with their 3rd party processor when they have plans to move to their own. Money and time will be wasted.
And most likely, like Monzo, we will need new cards when their new processor is done.