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Apple Pay is go – but not if you’re at HSBC or Barclays

by on July 14, 2015 in Apps & Software, Latest News, Lead Article, Tech

If you’re the proud owner of an iPhone 6, 6 Plus or Apple Watch you can now spend your cash with little more than the flick of a wrist

Apple Pay has today launched in the UK, allowing people to use near field communication on their iPhones to tap and pay for items worth up to £20 in high street stores throughout the country.

The UK is the first country outside the US that Apple has launched its contactless payment system, with big name retailers such as Waitrose, Marks & Spencer and Boots among those to have signed up.
But HSBC confirmed today that it was not among the launch partners, though it had been on the participant list as recently as Monday.
The bank had been expected to be amongst the first to offer the system, but has now said it will join the service at the end of July. Barclays – which has its own payment system –  has confirmed at the 11th hour that it would be offering Apple Pay “in the future”.

 

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