Apple Pay launches in the UK
Update: HSBC confirmed that Apple Pay will be supported later in July. Barclays confirms it will support Apple Pay in the future.
Apple Pay is now officially available in the UK; we’ve heard reports last week indicating that it might happen, granted, with some rumored limitations, and, nonetheless, it is now official. Apple Pay is the Cupertino-based company’s take on contactless payment. Users of the iPhone and Apple Watch in the UK are now able to make purchases in more than 250,000 shops, as well as pay for their tube, bus and railway ride.
Apple Pay has been available in the US since October of 2014, and now it is finally available for those who want to try it out (and use it) in the UK. American Express, First Direct, HSBC, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank are the launch partners. There is still a 20 pound limitation but according to reports said limit could be raised to 30 once POS systems get a software upgrade.
Source: The Telegraph