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Barclays, a large British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, has confirmed that it will be rolling out support for Apple Pay sometime in late March.

In an email dated January 12 and sent to customer Oli Foster-Burnell, a copy of which was shared on Twitter and obtained by Engadget, Barclays CEO of Personal and Corporate Banking Ashok Vaswani said they will launch Apple Pay “within the next 60 to 75 days”.

Here’s a copy of that email message.

This is exciting news given that Barclays is the notable holdout from the group of British banks that have implemented support for Apple Pay.

Apple Pay launched in the United Kingdom in July 2015 and is currently supported by a number of UK-based issuers, such as the Bank of Scotland, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, Tesco Bank, TSB and Ulster Bank.

Source: Twitter via Engadget

  • InfinitePlusOne

    joining late to the party.

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  • John Kerby

    Any update on the 1st bank for Canada?

    • Dany Quirion

      nope 🙁

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