Apple Pay launch in the U.K. imminent as signs go up around the country

Apple Pay is set to make its debut in the UK on July 14, with retailers starting to put up signs showing support for the contactless payment service. The NFC-based service will be available at all major banks, including Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds, M&S Bank, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, TSB and Ulster Bank. Barclays hasn’t announced its support yet, but a new report indicates that the bank will offer Apple Pay integration soon.

A tweet from the official account of HSBC UK (which has since been deleted) confirmed the launch date as July 14:

Signs supporting Apple Pay are starting to appear across the country:

 Pay in UK from Tuesday! #applepay #uk #apple #nfc #tech #geek #iphone6 #hertford #applepay

A photo posted by Ishy  إرشاد فاروق  இர்ஷட் (@isharrrrr) on Jul 12, 2015 at 3:16pm PDT

Initially, Apple Pay transactions will be subject to contactless payment limits of £20, which will be raised to £30 this fall. Retailers looking to accept higher value transactions will have to upgrade their payment terminals. Support for Apple Pay is already baked into iOS, and once the service is live in the UK, Apple needs to flip the switch that allows customers in the country to add their payment information via Settings.

Interested in knowing more about how to use Apple Pay? Check out our comprehensive guide:

Apple Pay: The ultimate guide

Source: Twitter; Via: 9to5Mac

Source: iMore

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