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Apple Pay UK: What You Need to Know

Tired of pulling out your wallet and searching for you payment method? Apple Pay lets you pay for good, services, and in-app purchases using your iPhone or Watch. This convenient service is now available for most UK banks, too. Here’s what you need to know about Apple Pay in the UK.

While Apple Pay officially launched in the UK this past July, the service is now readily available for most UK banks. Using NFC and Touch ID Fingerprint sensors, Apple Pay allows you to pay in a quick and secure manner.

According to Apple, about 70% of credit and debit cards in the UK are supported by with Apple Pay. Some of the most recognisable names in banking have partnered with Apple Pay, to include American Express, First Direct, HSBC, Halifax, Lloyds, MBNA, NatWest, Nationwide Building Society, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Tesco Bank, TSB, and Ulster Bank.

How do I use Apple Pay?

Like many of you, I always shy away from any new form of payment method. Is it safe, and secure? Is it a simple process to register/start? With Apple pay it’s all of the above.

Apple Pay uses the Passbook app on your smartphone or watch (this will be renamed Wallet in iOS9). Simply open your Passbook and when prompted add your preferred credit or debit card. Follow the onscreen instructions, and allow the camera to recognize your card details. You will need to manually enter your security code. After you accept Apples Terms and Conditions, you will need to verify your card by either receiving your code via text or by calling your bank (obviously text is the easier option here).

Once your card views “ready for Apple Pay” in the Passbook app you are good to go! None of your card details are shown, making Apple Pay both convenient and extremely secure. Give it a try, I for one love it!

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