Barclays finally supports Apple Pay - Mobile World Live

Barclays finally supports Apple Pay

05 APR 2016

Barclaycard and Barclays customers can now use Apple Pay for contactless payments in the UK, nine months after the service was first launched.

The UK bank has been a notable holdout against Apple’s mobile payment service, although it has come under pressure from those among its cardholders who want to use it.

Barclays and its Barclaycard unit have been intent on developing an in-house payments strategy, including a HCE-based contactless payment app based on Android, and the bPay range of wearable payment devices.

The bank claims to have introduced the first contactless credit cards in the UK in 2007 and says it was the first bank to roll-out contactless debit cards to its customers.


Richard Handford

Richard is the editor of Mobile World Live’s money channel and a contributor to the daily news service. He is an experienced technology and business journalist who previously worked as a freelancer for many publications over the last decade including...

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