All main UK banks now help Apple Pay as Barclays lastly goes reside
Excellent news for UK readers who personal Apple units and use Barclays to handle their cash: the financial institution has lastly (lastly) added help for Apple Pay.
At the moment’s information ends, first observed by Engadget, ends months of ready after Barclays missed its personal deadline to introduce the service. It additionally signifies that all the UK’s main excessive-road banks are coated on the Apple cost system.
Apple introduced Apple Pay in September 2014, and the know-how — will permits customers to pay for items utilizing an iPhone/iPhone with Contact ID or Apple Watch — landed within the UK again in July of final yr. Barclays was conspicuously absent from the preliminary listing of companions, which included the likes of Natwest, Lloyds, HSBC and American Categorical. Barclays then promised a rollout by March 27, a schedule that it missed by every week. There’s no phrase on why it took the financial institution so lengthy to comply with go well with with its friends.
Apple Pay has crushed Android Pay to market within the UK. The Google service is predicted to reach within the coming months, however Barclays — ever the stick within the mud, it appears — has already cautioned that it doesn’t have plans to help the service. Let’s see if that modifications over time. However, hey, Barclays clients with Android telephones, there’s all the time Samsung Pay, which is because of hit the UK this yr and will cater to lots of these disregarded.