Here’s the list of the banks supporting Apple’s contactless payment system in the UK now.

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Apple Pay allows you to store the details of your credit or debit card – of participating financial institutions  – into your iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, Apple Watch or iPad Air 2 or mini 3 and pay for things at high street stores simply by holding your phone over a shop’s contactless reader.

The Apple Watch must be paired with an iPhone 5, 5c, 5s, 6 or 6 Plus and only works in participating shops when it comes to Apple Pay. The payment system on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus  can be used in apps and shops that have joined the scheme, while you can only use in apps when it comes to Apple Pay on the iPad Air 2 or mini 3.

You just add your participating cards to Passbook on your device to use Apple Pay. All you had to do is hold your device near the contactless reader with your finger on TouchID – and a subtle vibration and beep will let you know if payment was successful. The system uses Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and there is a general maximum spend of £20.

Here’s a list of the banks/financial institutions that you can use your debit and credit (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) cards from for Apple Pay from launch.

  1. American Express
  2. mbna
  3. Nationwide
  4. NatWest
  5. Royal Bank of Scotland
  6. Santander
  7. Ulster Bank

Apple promises more are coming soon.

  1. Bank of Scotland
  2. first direct
  3. Halifax
  4. HSBC
  5. Lloyds Bank
  6. M&S Bank
  7. TSB
  8. Barclays – over on Twitter, the bank says it will bring Apple Pay to its cards “in future”.


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