Apple has stopped accepting debit and credit card payments in India. Apple has stopped accepting credit cards issued by Indian banks for subscriptions and purchases.
Apple will also not accept credit card payments from Indian banks for ad campaigns on Apple Search.
All campaigns will be halted on June 1st.The change is the result of the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) new auto-debit rules, which went into effect last year and are disrupting recurring online transactions.
“Due to Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulations, Apple Search Ads will soon no longer accept payments from credit cards issued by banks in India,” Apple said in an email to users.
“All campaigns using a credit card issued by an Indian bank will be put on hold beginning June 1,” the company added. You can use a credit card issued by a bank outside of India to avoid a lapse in serving ads to your customers. You can change your payment method in your account settings by going to the billing tab.
An email sent to Apple India about payment options for businesses and users went unanswered. Many users also reported being unable to pay for Apple subscriptions such as iCloud. Users were also unable to pay using their Apple ID accounts.
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