The payment system through Apple, which does not need physical cards and that is found inside our iPhone and Apple Watch, is preparing to disembark in Central America because BAC Credomatic is accelerating the tests that are needed to make it a reality.
Apple Pay could be preparing its launch in Central America, as the bank BAC Credomatic is testing support for this feature in Costa Rica. Right now, Central America is the only part of America that does not have a country that supports Apple Pay. With this feature available in more than 60 regions around the world, there is still plenty of room to expand.
According to the specialized publication of 9to5Mac through one of its followers, BAC Credomatic began testing Apple Pay support in Costa Rica a few weeks ago. While still in “TestFlight,” the feature is likely available to Visa and Mastercard cardholders. According to one of the software engineers who works there, Visa and Mastercard will be two types of cards accepted for now. Although it is true that at the moment heThe feature has not been enabled for clients.
One of the things that shows whether a bank will start supporting Apple Pay is when their app shows that they support Apple Wallet on their page. For now, BAC Credomatic does not have it. But since this feature is currently in the testing phase, the bank could be just a few months away from launching it. In Brazil, for example, the fintech Nubank, which has so far avoided Apple Pay support, already shows that its application works with Apple Wallet, although the function itself is not yet active.
If BAC Credomatic is the first bank to bring Apple Pay to Costa Rica, you should think that we would not have very far an expansion, since it also has operations in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Grand Cayman and the Bahamas.