APPLE PAY is now supported by TSB and Tesco Bank in the UK, leaving Barclays as the only bank yet to offer its customers the service.
To get set up, simply open the Wallet app on your iPhone and you'll be prompted to scan your card or to authenticate an account that's already linked to iTunes. TSB and Tesco may send an authentication code to ensure Apple Pay is set up correctly.
TSB also tells us that it is the first bank to offer customers five percent cashback on Apple Pay purchases.
"Customers with a TSB MasterCard and TSB Amex credit card will be able to add their cards to Apple Pay and earn five per cent cashback per card on the first £100 of purchases made through Apple Pay each month, until 31 December 2016," it said.
With TSB and Tesco onboard, Barclays is the only UK bank yet to start offering support for the iPhone payments service. The bank admitted last month that it won't support Apple Pay until next year, news that hasn't gone down well with customers.
Barclays didn't confirm this 2016 date to us, but instead told disgruntled customer Mike Jobson, who took it on himself to email the bank's CEO, Ashok Vaswani, to find out how long it will be before he can use Apple Pay with his Barclays bank account.
Lo and behold, Jobson got a reply, but perhaps not the answer he was hoping for.
"We have signed up for Apple Pay and will launch it very early in the new year," Vaswani said. "We truly value your custom and hope that you continue to bank with us particularly since we are launching this shortly."
Barclays hasn't said why it won't offer support until next year, but has suggested previously that a disagreement over terms is the reason it's not supporting Apple Pay from the start.
News of a not-so-imminent launch didn't gone down too well with Barclays customers.
Honestly I didn't even know what bPay was until I heard it was the reason @Barclays was holding out on Apple Pay. 2016 is still lame, guys.— Samuel Ellmer (@SamuEllmer) October 8, 2015
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