It missed March, but Barclays has finally activated Apple Pay for its customers. The UK’s biggest bank flipped the switch on the service today. Wonder if this is the start of the death knell for it’s beleaguered “BPay” service?
Square’s new NFC reader is now available from Apple Stores. It’lltake regular magstripe cards as well as NFC solutions like wave to pay cards, android pay, and yes Apple pay.
MasterCard is going all out for the next few mondays to really promote Apple Pay. For the next few weeks Apple Pay and MasterCard customers can ride public transportation for free if they use Apple pay to ride. Called fare Mondays the MasterCard scheme asks the people pay for their tube, rail or bus journey using their MasterCard on Apple Pay.
The list of banks compatible with Apple Pay is growing on a monthly basis. Now Tesco Bank and TSB owners can enjoy full contactless payment methods with Apple Pay on their devices.
Depending on your view 2016 isn’t that far away or it’s far enough away. If you’re a Barclays bank customer wishing to use Apple Pay 2016 might seem like an eternity.
Apple Pay is about the land a lot more locations reveals Jennifer Bailey VP of Apple pay. Speaking at Re-codes code mobile conference on Thursday there she announced plans for the contactless payment solution to show up at Starbucks KFC and Chili’s.
Apple Pay is now ready to go for those with accounts at HSBC and First Direct in the UK. Better late than never, customers can now add their cards and make contactless payments at supported retailers.
It looks like the rumour mill was right on this one as this morning Apple has flipped a switch, launching Apple Pay here in the U.K. Just go into passbook or wallet on iOS 9 to add your card.