• U.K. Major Bank Barclays Still in Talks With Apple in Supporting Apple Pay



    We recently noted that there were reports circulating the web claiming Apple was finalizing its steps of launching mobile payment system Apple Pay in the U.K. by this summer. Then at WWDC 2015, Apple confirmed that Apple Pay would officially launch in the U.K. by July of this year. Now, U.K. bank Barclays took to Twitter to announce that they were negotiating with Apple in adding the contactless payment. However, they also noted that ‘efforts remain constructive.’ According to Barclays,

    We can assure you that we've been talking with Apple about how our customers could use Apple Pay in addition to our existing mobile and payment services, and that these talks remain constructive.
    The bank’s Twitter account even had customers threatening to leave the bank if Apple Pay was not added soon. When a list of U.K. banks were announced to soon incorporate Apple Pay at WWDC, Barclays was a major bank in the region that was not listed. Some banks that were listed include HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and Ulster Bank among many others. Let’s hope the deal Barclays is having with Apple finalizes soon, as we’d hate to see them lose out on customers over something like this.

    Source: Twitter via Barclays
    This article was originally published in forum thread: U.K. Major Bank Barclays Still in Talks With Apple in Supporting Apple Pay started by Akshay Masand View original post
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