Apple Pay Coming to Chile, Argentina and Peru


Having an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung Galaxy smartphone can be great, but it can also be a nightmare when paying bills. The best way to get around this is to sign up with a credit card service that allows you to pay your bills using Apple Pay.

Banco de Chile

Earlier this month, Apple expanded Apple Pay to the second South American country, Colombia, and the first Central American country, Costa Rica. Now, Apple Pay is coming to Chile, Argentina, and Peru.

Although Apple has not publicly announced that it will be available in Chile, several financial industry executives are already working with Apple Pay technology. Apple Pay is a digital payment system that replaces physical credit cards with a secure method that does not require any new accounts.

Apple Pay is also compatible with smartwatches and allows users to make payments on websites without entering their credit card details. Apple Pay uses a unique card number to verify customer information and never shares card numbers with retailers. Apple Pay is compatible with mobile devices and iOS.

Banco de Chile, Banco Santander, and Banco Falabella are among the banks that have been added to the Apple Pay list of Chilean banks. While Banco Santander Chile is the largest bank in Chile, there are many other financial institutions in the country.

Apple Pay is a secure, convenient, and easy-to-use digital payment system that can be used on smartwatches, mobile devices, and other devices. Apple Pay works with Visa, Mastercard, and other credit cards and does not require users to fill out forms or create new accounts.

The banking industry backs the technology behind Apple Pay. Apple Pay is also compatible with contactless technology, which means it can replace cash at the point of sale.

Apple Pay is being supported in Chile by seven banks: Banco de Chile, Banco Santander, Banco Falabella, Banco BCI, Banco Promerica, Banco Itau, and Banco Promerica Chile.

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Banco Falabella

Several Chilean banks have been working with Apple to bring Apple Pay to Chile. Banco Santander is one of the banks working with Apple to bring Apple Pay to the country.

Banco Santander head Claudio Meland recently confirmed that Apple Pay is coming to Chile. He indicated that it could arrive before the year 2022.

Apple Pay is a contactless technology that allows users to make purchases without using a credit card. The service works with most mobile devices. Hold your iPhone near a merchant’s NFC reader to use Apple Pay. You will see an Apple Pay icon. Select the payment method you want to use, and enter your payment information.

Apple Pay is currently available in several countries in Latin America, including Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia. Some Mexican banks have already started to accept the technology.

Santander has recently revamped its consumer app, including several new features for small business clients. It has also started offering a digital account called Chek. This account is compatible with Google Pay. Users can add the Santander MasterCard to the Wallet application.

The bank has also started to provide small business clients with a self-service mobile app. This allows small business owners to manage their accounts and make payments on the go.

Banco Itau is another bank that offers Google Pay to its clients. Banco Itau clients can make purchases without using their bank cards and even use them in stores with contactless payment terminals.

Banco de Chile has also recently clarified its terms of service for Apple Pay. It states that it will only accept payments using Apple Pay if a customer has been approved by a bank that supports the technology.

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Banco Santander

Banco Santander Mexico provides a multichannel financial services platform for large multinational companies, mid-high-income individuals, and small and medium enterprises in Mexico. The company offers various financial services, from savings accounts and deposits to credit cards and mutual funds. In addition to offering conventional banking services, the company provides financial advisory services, leasing and financing solutions, and related investment activities.

Although the iPhone X has not yet been released, Apple is already working with several Latin American banks, including Banco de Chile, to implement Apple Pay. This payment service will allow customers to pay for goods and services in participating stores and online, preventing hackers and fraudsters from getting their hands on sensitive financial information.

Despite Apple Pay’s buzz, Banco Santander has yet to launch the service. However, the company has published a set of standardized terms and conditions for use with Apple Pay. This list includes the 27 retail partners listed on the company’s website.

It’s not surprising to learn that the company has been in the financial industry for over three decades. This has allowed the company to offer various products and services like credit cards, savings accounts, personal loans, and corporate loans. The company has also launched its mobile banking app, which lets customers access and manages their accounts using an app compatible with Android and iOS devices. It is also easy to make mobile check deposits and receive alerts.

In addition to its mobile banking apps, the company offers various financial services, such as mutual funds and corporate loans. Its mobile app is one of the top downloads on the app store, having garnered over 3 million downloads and bringing in more than $5k in revenue in October 2022.

Banco Regio

During the past year, Apple has made its presence known in Chile, Peru, Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Costa Rica, and the U.S., and it is about to launch in Mexico officially. It also works with local banks to help the country adopt Apple Pay.

Apple Pay is a mobile payment system that allows users to make contactless payments in stores. It authenticates with Touch ID and uses a specific card number to identify the user. It can be used with any tarjeta. Despite not officially being launched in Mexico, several Mexican banks and retailers have already started accepting Apple Pay.

Apple’s partnership with Banco Santander is an example of how the company is making good on its promise to deliver digital payments to consumers. The company’s mobile app allows users to manage their contact information and card PINs, schedule payments, transfer money to other U.S. banks, and view loan and investment account balances.

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Banregio is one of Mexico’s largest lenders to small and medium enterprises. With 140 branches across the country and less than 250 million pesos in annual sales, Banregio has been helping the government to expand and trim business borrowing options.

Banregio is currently migrating its debit card portfolio to contactless technology. The cards will eliminate the need to enter a chip in a point-of-sale device, generating a unique user code for each transaction.

The launch of Apple Pay in Mexico will boost the number of digital wallets in the country. The digital wallet market in Mexico is estimated to grow 27.7% next year, making it the second largest in the eCommerce sector.


Earlier this month, Citibanamex announced that Apple Pay would soon be available in Mexico. Unlike other Latin American countries, the iPhone payment service will work with various Mexican bank cards. In addition to the Citibanamex Mastercard(r), Apple Pay will also support Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and VISA Tarjetas (prepaid cards).

While Santander and Banorte, two of the largest banks in Mexico, have yet to embrace Apple Pay, the payment service is now available through Citibanamex. It is estimated that more than 90 percent of the bank’s clients have approved Apple Pay, allowing Apple users to add their credit cards to the iPhone Wallet.

Citibanamex is a subsidiary of Citigroup. The bank started to share information with potential buyers months ago, and its CEO declined to comment on details of the confidential negotiations.

Citigroup is looking to sell its Mexican retail banking units. They plan to do so by January 2023. The sale will likely be challenging due to the Mexican concentration rules. However, Citigroup intends to continue operating Banamex as a subsidiary, so the deal would not affect the bank’s day-to-day operations.

Apple Pay is becoming more popular in Mexico. Citibanamex has approved Apple Pay for 90 percent of its clients in just a month. The bank also plans to expand the service to local banks.

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While foreign companies may participate in digital wallets in the future, current financial regulations in Mexico leave provisions open to interpretation. These regulations need to be reformed to close loopholes.

Mexico has a general commercial code, the primary statute for commercial transactions in the country. The code also regulates electronic transactions. The federal government still needs to issue guidelines to close loopholes. These regulations must be amended to set rules for financial transactions and payment systems.

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