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Apple Pay comes to TSB and Tesco Bank

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Apple Pay comes to TSB and Tesco Bank

Apple Pay, the contactless payments systems that lets you pay for goods and services by swiping your iPhone over a reader, has come to two more UK banks: TSB and Tesco Bank.

That means most of the major UK banks now support Apple's mobile payment system. With one exception: Barclays.

Barclays has said it will support it from early next year. It launched its own barclays bPay range of devices including a wristband, fob and sticker to attach to any phone.

We'll have to wait and see the bank sticks with its proprietary system while supporting Apple Pay.

News of Tesco Bank getting on board comes as the vast majority company's groceries retail stores continue to be without terminals that would allow them to accept Apple Pay. Right now you can only use Apple Pay at Tesco stores in London.

Plenty of other UK retailers do support the technology, however, including M&S, Nandos, Starbucks, Greggs, Spar, Bill's, Eat, McDonald's and Costa.

Costcutter, Dune, JD Sports and New Look are listed as coming soon.

Apple Pay landed in the UK in July, a few months after its US rollout. Rivals have launched their own versions, including Android Pay and Samsung Pay.

Apple Pay works with all iPhones from the iPhone 6 up and the Apple Watch.

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