Sainsbury’s has finally confirmed that it will support contactless payments in its stores by the end of 2016.
The move means that consumers will be able to make payments using Apple Pay for iPhone or Android Pay on compatible Google devices.
For years now Sainsbury’s has been the odd one out when it comes to paying for groceries, forcing consumers to enter their PIN even when making small payments.
In a statement, the supermarket giant said, "We are in the process of introducing contactless payments in our stores. It will be in the majority of Sainsbury’s Local stores by Christmas."
However, some larger shops are unlikely to see the contactless terminals until well into 2017.
Because Apple Pay and Android Pay can now support payments over £30 thanks to their security authentication tech and newer in–store terminals, you should be able to pay for your weekly big shop without ever having to take your wallet out.
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