Barclays confirms Apple Pay is coming by April


Apple Pay is coming to the U.K. this fall.
Barclays was the last major U.K. holdout for Apple Pay.
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Apple Pay has added the last of the U.K. holdout banks, with Barclays revealing that it will start offering Apple’s mobile payment service to customers in the United Kingdom, “within the next 60 to 75 days.”

Although there’s no definite day given, that would put the date somewhere between March 12 and 27, which is slightly later than the “very early 2016” launch the bank had mentioned last year.

Barclays is the last of the major U.K. banks to offer Apple Pay, which is currently available from 15 banks and credit card issuers in the country. These include TSB, Tesco Bank, Lloyds, Natwest, Santander, Nationwide, RBS, Ulster Bank, MBNA, American Express, HSBC, and First Direct.

There’s no word on why Barclays held out for so many months after Apple Pay’s original July 2015 arrival in the U.K., but it’s definitely good news for the bank’s customers in the U.K.

The date Barclays starts supporting Apple Pay was revealed in an emailed statement from Barclays CEO Ashok Vaswani to Barclays customer Oli Foster-Burnell.

Via: Engadget