Apple Pay logos are going up at UK retailers across the country ahead of an expected launch on Tuesday, July 14th. However, it seems retailers are jumping the gun slightly in getting their Point of Sale advertising up to date with Apple Pay logos in the country.


Apple Pay in the UK is supported by all major banks apart from Barclays. The long-awaited feature will not require a software update as Apple can push the necessary settings over-the-air. Transactions are limited to a £20 maximum. In September, this limit will be raised to £30. Even higher amounts are supported if retailers upgrade their payment hardware to support higher value contactless transactions with fingerprint authentication.

Update: HSBC has said on Twitter that Apple Pay is launching on Tuesday, although the tweet has since been deleted.


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