London Team is Preparing the Apple Pay UK and European Expansion

By Gerald Lynch on at

The larger screen wasn't the only big feature of Apple's iPhone 6 line-up -- its Apple Pay contactless payment system was held up like a mainline into the endorphin reserves of shopaholics around the world. The problem is, so far it's limited to only a few select US retailers. But a recently-spotted job listing suggests that expansion plans are for the tap-and-pay tool are now well underway.

The job post is looking for an Apple Pay Intern, based in London, to help as the system gets "set to expand across Europe, Middle East, India, and Africa." The intern will assist the team by liaising with "issuers, payment networks and merchants across Europe."

Apple still hasn't revealed a timeline for the rollout to additional countries, NFC payment terminals (the technology Apple Pay taps into) are so prevalent that retailers shouldn't have too much trouble getting set up. It's European banks that need to catch up then. Visa is already in talks to implement Apple Pay in Europe, while Alibaba is also in talks with Apple to provide a potential payment solution across China. [iClarified via MacRumors]