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.
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.
HSBC has gone ahead and confirmed the launch on behalf of its smartphone-making partner, with tomorrow, July 14, the date to add to your diary.
Ahead of the purported 14th July launch for Apple pay in the Uk, customer of Santanders be began registering their cards for use with Apple Pay.
Apple Pay is coming in June but it’s going to work slightly different to that the USA release. The new contactless payment method from Apple will be subject to the same limitations as contactless cards at present
At WWDC 2015, Apple announced that Apple Pay will launch in the UK in July 2015 and a number of banks have already been confirmed as launch partners for the service which will be available in the soon-to-be renamed Wallet app, which is currently called ‘Passbook’.
In July, Apple Pay will very much be a thing, which means Apple-havers will be able to pay for things with their iPhones or iPad.
Man I was excited when I first read that BarlcayCard supports Apple then suddenly realising it was an American based thread I’d stumbled upon. However it did turn up some interesting Apple Pay information.