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Barclays Apple Pay goes live

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Barclays Apple Pay goes live

Barclays has finally started supporting Apple Pay, some nine months after the service first went live in the UK.

Customers of the bank have taken to Twitter to post screen shots of their cards being verified by Apple’s mobile payment system.

It comes just a week after users found that Barclays was paving the way for the service with pre–activation messages within the native iPhone app.

Barclays has yet to make an official announcement. Back in January, it promised that it would launch on Apple Pay within 60 and 75 days.

While it just missed that deadline, the launch is still likely to placate customers irked by the fact that their bank was the last of the major providers to support the mobile wallet.

Some users said they had grown so sick of waiting that they were planning on switching banks in order to use Apple Pay.

Barclays joins big names including Lloyds, Halifax, NatWest and Nationwide in offering Apple Pay support.

The bank has its own bPay mobile payment tool, but that has failed to take off in light of Apple’s service and the imminent launch of Android Pay here in the UK.

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