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UK retailers to offer Apple Pay this summer

Apple is today expected to announce plans to bring its contactless mobile payments service Apple Pay to the UK in as little as two months.

The arrival of the feature, which will allow retailers to take payment via iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch devices, will be announced at The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, according to The Telegraph.

The infrastructure is already in place in many UK stores due to investment in contactless debit and credit payment technology terminals.

UK shoppers spent more than £380m using contactless payments in December, according to the UK Cards Association. Contactless payments are limited to a maximum of £20 but will be increased to £30 in September.

Apple Pay is currently live in the US, however fewer than a quarter of the top 100 US shops use the system and nearly two-thirds have said they won’t be accepting it this year, according to Reuters.

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