A few banks from the Uk today have actually announced Apple Pay assistance for their customers, including Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland, and Halifax (a division of Bank of Scotland). Lloyds had previously informed its consumers that Apple Pay support would be coming “very quickly” back in August.
The 3 brand-new banks sign up with a growing list of UK Apple Pay getting involved issuers including: American Express, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Ulster Bank, First Direct, and HSBC.
Still noted on the Coming Quickly section of the UK Apple Pay site are M&S Bank and TSB, and although Barclays confirmed “imminent” support of Apple Pay in the UK back in July, it has yet to take part support of the service.
Apple Pay formally introduced in the UK on July 13 with more than 250,000 retail locations backing the contactless payments service. In the weeks following its statement, the service has grown its lineup of supporting retail partners and banks, together with expanding the upper limitation for transactions on the service to ₤ 30 per transaction instead of ₤ 20.
Update: M&S Bank has actually started a roll-out process of support for Apple Pay, pointing out that some consumers will be able to add their M&S Bank-issued credit and debit cards into Apple Pay throughout the roll-out.