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Barclays adds Apple Pay support, all major UK banks now support it

Barclays has just added support for Apple Pay’s mobile payment system, meaning all major banks now support Apple’s payment technology in the UK.

First released in the US in October 2014, Pay reached the UK in July 2015. Uptake was generally fairly quick, though Barclays continued to drag its heels in support through the first quarter of 2016.

Contactless payments in the UK had a wide-proliferation prior to Apple Pay, with customers using their bank cards to make payments by tapping on compatible terminals, so its uptake was expected to be high.

Apple Pay allows users to make payments in stores that accept Pay by holding their device near the terminal and using Touch ID to verify the payment. It’s compatible with the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and later, or the iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, and later

To use Apple Pay, users must set up Pay on their device. To set it up follow our guide on how to set up and use Apple Pay .

For a full list of Apple Pay regions and supporting banks check out the list on the Apple website.