Apple Pay Coming To The UK In July 2015

Apple has announced that its payment service, Apple Pay, is launching in the UK this July.

Apple Pay in the UK

Apple have partnered with some of the UK banks for the launch, including:

  • Bank of Scotland
  • Halifax
  • Natwest
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Santander
  • HSBC
  • First Direct
  • TSB
  • Lloyds

They claim that by Autumn, Apple Pay will work with 70% of UK credit and debit cards. One big omission from the list is Barclays.

There will also be over 250,000 locations that will be ready to accept Apple Pay. You will be able to make payments by waving an iPhone or Apple Watch over a contactless payment terminal at retailers such as Boots, McDonalds, Costa, Waitrose, M&S, Subway and KFC. Crucially, you’ll also be able to use it on Transport of London services, including the Tube.

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