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First Direct Apple Pay UK support on July 24

Now that Apple Pay has gone live in the UK there have been many people asking when their bank will support the new payment service. We already know the likes of NatWest and Santander are supporting it from day 1, but what about First Direct?

If you were hoping for First Direct Apple Pay UK support today, then you will be feeling a little left out, as First Direct has said that they will not support the new payment service from Apple until July 24, which is around a week and a half away.

Apple Pay supported UK stores

We know this is a long time to wait, but you should look at the positives. There will no doubt be a few Apple Pay problems today, because even though the service is tried and tested in the US, there are bound to be a few teething issues in its first few days.

Once Apple Pay is available to First Direct customers later this month; all of the early issues should have been ironed out. Barclays has yet to announce its support, although we are told they are still in talks with Apple.

Have you had a chance to use Apple Pay in the UK yet, if so what are your first impressions?

Written by Peter Chubb

Peter has been writing on Product-Reviews since 2007 and in that time much has changed for him, like his hair having more grey than brown now. He loves gadgets and cars, and gets excited when big events come up, such as CES and the big auto shows.

Contact Peter Chubb: peter@product-reviews.net

He started out working in a factory and dreamed of the day when he could become his own boss; That happened back in 2002 and he has never looked back since. Things have changed so much on the Internet in that time, but he has adapted well.

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