Apple Pay is such a useful service, but you don’t need to link it to your bank account or credit card and can use it with prepaid cards if you want, which is particularly useful when travelling or if you want your kids to have emergency options etc.
Apple Pay nowadays, supports prepaid cards provided by some of the big names, Visa, Mastercard, American Express (the latter being the least well-supported).
Apple also supports pre-paid cards from the likes of UK providers, Revolut, N26, Starling Bank, iCard and popular prepaid cards from U.S providers such as some of the above and also Simple, Movo, Fifth Third Access 360, Akimbo and Wells Fargo.
Support for prepaid cards in the US and U.K. extends to other countries.
A growing number of prepaid card providers are climbing aboard the Apple Pay machine as the service continues to grow and customers demand support.
How to use the Apple site to check your provider
Visit that part of the Apple website and you’ll find that Apple curates its supported banking partners within three broad geographic regions:
Europe and the Middle East.
Canada, Latin America and the United States.
Some cards from participating banks might not be supported in Apple Pay.