British bank Barclays has indicated that it is readying for its much-anticipated Apple Pay support in the United Kingdom, as it has published a new terms and conditions landing page that appears when Barclays customers attempt to add a card on their iPhone.
… multiple Twitter users have shared screenshots of a new terms and conditions page when attempting to add a card to the iPhone-based mobile payments service.
Apple Pay launched in the United Kingdom nine months ago, and Barclays looks to be ready to finally roll out support for the contactless payments service near their promised target timeframe of late March.
Barclays is the largest remaining financial institution in the UK to not offer Apple Pay to its customers. Banks already offering it include: First Direct, HSBC, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, RBS, Santander, Ulster Bank, and more.
Apple launched its touchless mobile payments service in the U.K. in July 2015, at more than 250,000 locations. Most of the U.K.’s biggest banks signed on with the first two months. In the face of a large outcry from its iPhone-using customers, Barclay announced it would support the new service, but gave only a vague “early in the new year” timeframe for flipping the switch.
In January, Barclays confirmed it would be launching support for Apple Pay sometime in a 45 to 60 day timeframe. The estimate was shared via an email to a Barclays customer, sent on January 12.