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In yet another remarkable stride toward worldwide accessibility, Apple Pay has elegantly sauntered into the South American scene, gracing Chile with its transformative touch. As of today, Chilean residents are empowered to seamlessly link their debit and credit cards to Apple Pay, fostering a new era of effortless transactions spanning iPhones, iPads, Macs, and the beloved Apple Watch.
This substantial leap ahead was not unexpected, as murmurs of Apple Pay’s entrance into Chile had been circulating for a while. The astute observer, Aaron (@aaronp613), was the first to spotlight the activation of the mobile payment service within this South American nation.
The inauguration of Apple Pay in Chile unfolds mere hours after its official inauguration in Vietnam, an event that has left patrons in both countries exhilarated. Since its inception in the fall of 2014 in the United States, Apple Pay has embarked on a journey of global proliferation. This year alone, its reach has extended to encompass El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Panama.
The South American continent initially felt the touch of Apple Pay in 2018 when it arrived in Brazil. Meanwhile, whispers of its impending appearance in Chile have lingered since 2021, when tantalizing indications of support briefly emerged.
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To revel in the convenience of Apple Pay, one must be allied with a compatible financial institution. Fortunately, several prominent Chilean banks are poised to embrace this dynamic payment system. Among these are stalwart names like Santander, Banco de Chile, Bci, BICE, Banco Falabella, Itaú, and Scotiabank, all geared up to make this digital transformation possible.