Lloyds and Halifax Finally Join Apple Pay from Today

By James O Malley on at

If you've got an iPhone 6 and a Lloyds or Halifax card, today is a good day as at long last the two banks are joining Apple's contactless payment service.

According to 9to5Mac the two are joining late - the service launched in early July and was supported by most major banks - including HSBC, RBS, Natwest, Santander and American Express.

The addition of Lloyds and Halifax now leaves Barclays as the last remaining major bank that doesn't work with Apple Pay. This is presumably because the company has been attempting to establish its own bPay payments system as an alternative, though following public outcry it has since pledged to (eventually) join Apple's service too.

The news comes just a couple of weeks after the limit on contactless payments was raised to £30 (up from £20), and after the UK Card Association released figures showing explosive popularity for contactless payments in general. [9to5Mac]