Apple Pay has added two more UK banks to its roster after Tesco Bank and TSB became the latest to support the mobile payments service.
The announcement comes five months after Apple Pay touched down in the UK market after its success across the pond saw the US tech giant sign up one million users in its first month.
The UK launch of the contactless payment service saw retailers and financial institutions back the feature, with heavyweights Visa and MasterCard predicting Apple will bring mobile payments into the mainstream.
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Barclaycard has remained a noticeable absence from the line-up of UK banking services that support Apple Pay, choosing instead to team up with Android to launch its own payments offering earlier this year. The brand’s ‘pay by mobile’ service will compete with Apple Pay across more than 300,000 locations.
Samsung Pay launches in Europe with MasterCard partnership
Mobile payments in the UK is set to gain yet another player as Samsung Pay sets its sights on the market after revealing it’s trial launch in South Korea recorded $30m worth of transactions in one month. The manufacturer was previously pipped to the post by Apple Pay in the UK and US markets and, while no launch date has yet been announced, the brand claims that Samsung Pay will be a ‘game changer’.