Barclays Finally Adds Apple Pay Support in United Kingdom

Barclays Finally Adds Apple Pay Support in United Kingdom

The UK bank Barclays has finally enabled its support for the mobile payments service Apple Pay. As a result, all of the UK’s major banks now support the service, which can be used to more quickly pay for a range of goods through compatible iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch models.

Any Barclays customer should now be able to set up their payment card with Apple Pay on a compatible iOS device in the usual manner described on Apple’s website. Barclays was notable by its absence in the list of banks supporting Apple Pay at its UK launch in July; however, several months later, the bank said that it would join in “very early in the New Year.”

Despite the significant delay, it’s a good time for Barclays customers to start regularly making payments with Apple Pay. The UK already has contactless merchant terminals in abundance, while the choice of Apple Pay-compatible devices has recently nicely broadened…

So, the mobile payments service can be used not only with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus, iPad Air 2, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, iPad Mini 3, iPad Mini 4 and Apple Watch, but also the iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro released in the UK on Thursday. That choice covers many different price points, making Apple Pay more widely available in the country than ever.

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