Barclays and Barclaycard have today revealed that they are now supporting Apple Pay in the UK, almost nine months after its official launch.
Ashok Vaswani, CEO Barclays UK said the following about the launch:
“We are passionate about helping customers access services and carry out their day to day transactions in the way that suits them. As part of this, we have developed a range of digital innovations that allow people to choose how, when and where they bank and make payments. Adding to the existing choice, from today both Barclays debit and Barclaycard credit card customers can use Apple Pay to make payments with their Apple device across the UK.”
The new feature is now available to anyone with an account with Barclays in the UK, allowing users to make payments with their iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch at a number of contactless locations across the UK, including various retailers, the London transport network, and through participating apps.
Currently this is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6S, iPhone SE, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4 and the iPad Pro.
This could also mean that Barclays might support Android Pay, however, they have yet to confirm that news.