A brief Digitimes report suggest that Apple Pay will be coming to Taiwan by the end of the year at the earliest.
Taiwan’s Financial Supervisory Commission has started accepting applications from banks for providing Apple Pay mobile payment services and Taiwan users will be able to apply for using Apply Pay at the end of 2016 at the earliest.
In terms of banks, it looks like it’ll rollout to CTBC, Cathay United Commercial, E.SUN Commercial, and Taishin International banks initially. These are the four largest banks in Taiwan.
The report says that only credit cards will be supported at launch, with support for debit cards coming at a later date.
Apple Pay is currently available in Australia, Canada, Mainland China, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the United States. For those in Japan, a special Japan only model of the iPhone now supports the country’s FeliCa mobile payment system.