UK Apple Pay users now have an additional two banks they can count on for support for Apple’s contactless payments solution. Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank announced that they now support Apple’s mobile payment platform, making them the 19th and 20th UK financial institution to come on board.
The two banks were separate entities. However, they merged in 2005, but retained their separate branding, even though they operate as a single company, known as CYBG. MacRumors note that a third brand operated by the group – simply called B – will also support the service.
UK financial institutions offering Apple Pay to their customers include:
- American Express
- Bank of Scotland
- boon. by Wirecard
- Clydesdale Bank
- First Direct
- M&S Bank (credit only)
- Nationwide Building Society
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Tesco Bank (credit only)
- Ulster Bank
- Yorkshire Bank
Adding a Credit or Debit Card to Apple Pay
Users can add their credit or debit card to Apple Pay, by doing the following:
- iPhone users running iOS 9 can go to the Wallet app and tap the “+” icon in the upper right-hand corner to begin, and then just follow the prompts. Users of iPads with Touch ID can add a card to the service to use in apps by going into “Settings” -> “Wallet & Apple Pay” to add a card there.
- Apple Watch users will need to enter the Watch app on their iPhone, Tap on the “Wallet & Apple Pay” option, and then tap the “Add Credit or Debit Card” option.
Apple Pay works with the iPhone SE, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch, iPad mini 4, iPad Air 2, and both models of the iPad Pro.