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.

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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.

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.

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Top Rated Comments

Glyn H Avatar
69 months ago
Just added my smile debit and credit cards with text verification - no problems
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
idrewuk Avatar
69 months ago
(Via Engadget):

Speaking of rewards, Apple will soon let UK users add their "favourite store credit cards and rewards cards" to their digital wallet. In the US, companies like Dunkin' Donuts, JCPenney, Kohl's, Panera and Whole Foods already let customers load loyalty cards onto their iPhone or iPad. Hopefully it won't be too long until Brits can do the same.

Hasn't that been touted since the launch of iOS 9?
This would be fantastic but I won't hold my breath. So many loyalty cards could live in  Wallet - Tesco Clubcard, Boots Advantage Card, M&S Sparks, my Waitrose.......
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jetman Avatar
69 months ago
To deploy an overused term:
FINALLY!

Rest of Smile / CoOp still has gone to the dogs though. The recent online banking website redesign? Ugh.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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