Apple Pay now supports HSBC, First Direct banks in UK

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Date: Tuesday, July 28th, 2015, 07:37
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Apple Pay has just hit the “international” category.

Apple updated its Apple Pay web site, announcing support for both UK banks HSBC and First Direct. Both banks were announced as starting partners for the UK branch of Apple Pay, but were delayed until late July at the last minute.

Apple’s forthcoming UK Apple Pay partner lineup includes the following: American Express, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank. Still listed as coming soon are: Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank and TSB. Although Barclays has confirmed “imminent” support for the contactless payment service, the bank has yet to be listed on Apple’s Apple Pay UK site.

UK support of Apple Pay launched on July 14, and has been steadily expanding its roster of retail partners and financial institutions in the subsequent weeks.

If you’re on the other side of the pond and have an opportunity to check this out, let us know how your experience went in the comments.

Via MacRumors

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