It has been a very interesting year for Apple these past twelve months. Especially in the world of payments, things are heading in an interesting direction. Enhancing the company’s position through Apple Pay is still an ongoing process. The latest country to embrace this solution is Norway.

It is evident a lot of things need to change in the financial sector. Even in Norway, the demand for innovation cannot be denied. First Card users in the Nordics are now able to access Apple Pay as a payment feature. As such, these users will also benefit from the security and privacy this solution has to offer.

Another big Step Forward for Apple Pay

Introducing this concept in Norway makes a lot of sense. It effectively removes the need to carry a plastic payment card at all times. With this digital solution, the information is transmitted through the Apple Pay-capable device in question. Moreover, the card number itself isn’t stored on the device, nor on the Apple servers.

Nordea Head of Transaction Banking Erik Zingmark comments:

“We are delighted to make it easier to always use your corporate card whether you are a business traveler or making other work-related purchases. The same ease of use and convenience customers enjoy when making consumer purchases with Apple Pay can now be equally enjoyed with a corporate card.”

It is another notch in the belt for Apple as a payments company. Entering the payment space as a technology giant has proven to be challenging. Google can testify to that, as can Samsung and a few others. Even so, the solution is gaining more traction globally, which is all anyone can ask for at this point.


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JP Buntinx is a 30-year old FinTech and Bitcoin enthusiast living in Belgium. His passion for finance and technology made him one of the world's leading freelance Bitcoin writers, and he is working to achieve the same level of respect in the FinTech sector.

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