Barclays Bank finally joins the myriad of others to Apple Pay in the UK

Barclays Apple Pay UK

When Apple Pay launched in the UK, one of the main Banks not included on that list was Barclays Bank, who was adamant the service wouldn’t take off, or be worth the consideration. One of the ironic things in regards to Barclays Bank, is that Barclays are the main parter of Apple when it comes to Financing and Leasing, so it was always a surprise to see it off the original list.

Image from back when Apple Pay originally was announced
Image from back when Apple Pay originally was announced

Since this list was published, all the Banks, including others such as Tesco Bank, have joined the ranks of Apple Pay, and Customers are using Apple Pay more than any other Contactless Payment method throughout the UK, marginally more than people actually using physical Debit / Credit Cards for the same type of transactions.

The move isn’t surprising to us. One of the biggest advantages of Apple Pay compared to the traditional Card in your Wallet, aside from the obvious convenient factor, is the fact you have that piece of mind that you do have Authentication. Everybody is terrified of a potential accidental payment, or someone stealing their Wallets and multiple payments of up to £30 leaving their Accounts, it’s happened and a fair threat, but with Apple Pay that’s not possible. You need your Fingerprint to authenticate, and that’s that extra piece of mind, which all in all just sells it for everyone.

Published by R-Tech

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