Apple Pay transactions were previously limited to £20 since the service launched in the U.K. around six weeks ago. British retailers will be updating their payment terminals starting today and over the coming weeks to accept the new limit.
Apple Pay in the United Kingdom is supported by major credit cards Visa, MasterCard and American Express, with participating banks including First Direct, HSBC, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster Bank. Bank of Scotland, Halifax, Lloyds Bank, M&S Bank and TSB will eventually support the service.
Apple Pay is compatible with the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch when paired with an iPhone 5 or later.