Two more U.K. banks adopted Apple Pay technology today, with The Co-Operative Bank and Metro Bank announcing support for the mobile payment platform that works on iPads, iPhones, and Apple Watch devices (via Engadget).
In announcing the service's launch on its systems, The Co-Operative Bank chose to emphasize that its existing customers can still earn Everyday Rewards if they are already registered to use the scheme, provided they are eligible for that month.
Meanwhile, Metro Bank highlighted the fact that it's currently the only bank that allows new customers to start using Apple Pay as soon as their account has been opened.
We’re excited to announce that from today our customers can use Apple Pay with any Metro Bank card! https://t.co/inkuqvOG9h #ApplePay pic.twitter.com/DDRSt3wfCh — Metro Bank (@Metro_Bank) October 4, 2016
The Co-operative Bank and Metro Bank became the 21st and 22nd financial institutions in the U.K. to support Apple's mobile payment platform, following the recent roll out to Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank. The U.K. now has the widest support for the service outside of China and the U.S. Today also saw Russia become the latest major market to gain access to the payment system.