Apple Pay officially launched in the U.K. earlier this summer with support from 8 banks, but notably missing from the list was popular bank Lloyds. It appears, however, that Lloyds is inching closer to launching support Apple Pay. As noted by several readers, U.K. residents can now add a Lloyds card to your Wallet, and almost complete the process, but the app presents an error at the end when you are presented with the terms and conditions…
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Previously, Lloyds customers would be presented with a “Your Issuer Does Not Yet Offer Support for This Card” error when trying to add a card to Apple Pay. Now, that error no longer appears. Users can add a card like normal, but they are unable to accept the terms and conditions when presented after adding the card.
While this doesn’t offer a specific timetable for Lloyds support in Apple Pay, it does show that Apple and Lloyds are actively working behind the scenes to add support. It’s very possible that Apple will announce a U.K. Apple Pay expansion at its event next week, although that has obviously not been confirmed.
Notably still missing from supporting Apple Pay in the U.K. is Barclays. The institution has said in the past that it is “really excited” about Apple Pay and intends to support it in the future for both its debit and credit cards. A specific launch date, however, remains unclear.
Earlier this week, the contactless limit for Apple Pay in the U.K. was raised to £30. Apple Pay in the U.K. is currently supported by American Express, first direct, HSBC, NatWest, Nationwide, MBNA, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Ulster.