Worldpay UK customers can start using Apple Pay

Worldpay, a payment and risk provider service, will start to offer its customers Apple Pay in July, as the firm aims to support the rapid growth of e-commerce and in-app purchases in the UK.

Worldpay is hard at working preparing for the launch of Apple Pay. The payment company is working with retailers throughout the UK to make over 250,000 card machines capable of accepting NFC payments when Apple Pay arrives to the country next month.

‘‘For Worldpay, the roll out of Apple Pay in the UK is an exciting step in the evolution of contactless payments and heralds the future of retail,’’ said Dave Hobday, UK managing director of Worldpay.

This seems like a sensible move from Worldpay, as a host of British retailers including Boots, BP, Costa Coffee, Marks & Spencer and McDonald’s have already signed up to use Apple’s new payment service.

‘‘Apple Pay is essential for swiftly bringing secure and private mobile payments at scale to the high street, providing shoppers with yet another quick and easy alternative to cash. Retailers who fail to adopt this new technology will quickly lose out to their savvier rivals,’’ continued Hobday.

Worldpay are no strangers to using innovative forms of payment. The London-based group made the first contactless payment in the UK and in September 2014, hit 100m contactless payments in the British Isles.

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