HSBC and First Direct - now on Apple Pay

29 July 2015

apple pay Apple Pay has been getting loads of attention that other phone makers' banking apps haven't. Such is life. If you don't know how to use it, but would like to, click here.

One of the notable things about the app, was who hadn't signed-up with it at the time of launch. Most of the banks were on board, and now, at last, HSBC and First Direct are clambering aboard.

Both banks will now allow their credit and debit cards to be linked with Apple Pay, as well as customers now being able to pay for London Underground tickets, Starbucks coffees or McDonalds meals using their iPhone or Apple Watch.

Now, the only bank that are dragging their heels are Barclays. Initially, they had no interest in Apple Pay as they were doing their own thing with contactless payments and wearable technology.

However, customers for Barclays kicked-off and the bank decided it might be a good idea to get with the program. It is thought that they'll be teaming up with Apple at some time in the Autumn.

TOPICS:   Banking

1 comment

  • Mike H.
    If only HSBC could develop their own app so you could actually make something as simple as a bank transfer. In fairness, just this month, you no longer require the rediculous key card to login to the app...

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