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Barclays Apple Pay launch edges closer

Barclays Apple Pay launch edges closer

The date when Barclays customers can use the Apple Pay contactless payments system to pay for low-ticket goods and services appears to be edging closer, after a number of customers found a new terms and conditions page when trying to enter their card details on their iPhones.

When attempting to add banking information via Apple Pay, users are now presented with a terms and conditions page, rather than just being told that their bank does not support Apple’s mobile payment system.

Although the service is not yet live, the bank seems to be getting ready to launch Apple Pay very soon.

This would fit with the timescale a Barclays executive set in January, when he said Apple Pay would be live for his customers within 60 to 75 days.

That deadline has just passed, but a late March/early April rollout is looking promising.

Barclays has been promising to offer Apple Pay support since July 2015, when rival banks were already up and running on the service.

Many customers have threatened to leave the bank altogether due to its intransigence on the issue. Barclays has its own mobile payment tool, bPay, which has failed to take off.



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