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As Apple Pay Launches, UK Can Now Shop Using Iphones

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Apple users in the UK can now leave their homes with only their iPhone with them.

Apple users in UK can finally use their Apple products to make contactless debit transactions as Apple Pay releases in the country today, a feature that was since available for the US since last October.

Around 250,000 retailers in Britain will allow the new payment feature which allows people to use their iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch.

Apple UK delved on how to make transactions with the new feature. If you have an iPhone 6, you can use Apple Pay by putting your iPhone near the contactless reader and put your finger on the Touch ID. Apple Watch users can utilize the feature by double-clicking the side button and holding the display of the Apple Watch to the contactless reader. For both products, a beep a vibration and a beep from your device will signal you that your transaction has been successful.

Payments with Apple Pay currently only cap at ?20 and will increase the limit to ?30 sometime in September. Apple Pay products can now be used for buying anything from purchasing food in restaurants, putting diesel in vehicles, and even for transportation.

Not all companies however gave a first day support for the launch of Apple Pay. In a report, the participating companies of the Apple Pay include the American Express, First Direct, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, and Ulster Bank. ?Companies that will include Apple Pay in the future are Barclays, MBNA, TSB, and more.

HSBC however failed to reach the Launch of Apple Pay in UK, a report said . Even as HSBC was among the listed companies on Apple?s website that would use the payment feature, HSBC denied that it planned to participate at launch.

?We are now working hard to bring this to our customers by the end of July,? they told BBC.

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