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Apple Pay is coming to the UK: Here's where you can use it

Apple's digital payment platform is coming to the UK in July. Here are all the banks, apps and businesses that are set to support the service.

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Apple's payment service will roll out to the UK this July. Jason Cipriani/CNET

At its annual WWDC developers conference today, Apple announced a number of key expansions to its digital payment system, Apple Pay. Originally launched in the US in October, the platform will roll out to the UK in July.

For new users from the UK, the service will launch with eight of the country's most popular banks, with 250,000 locations supporting Apply Pay. The London public transportation system TfL will also accept fares paid by the service.

Created to streamline and simplify transactions, the service works in a similar way to Google Wallet and allows iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users to pay for products through their handsets. In-store purchases can be carried out with the smartphones' NFC chips (the same one that Apple Watch owners can also use), while app purchases can be executed and verified through your Touch ID fingerprint.

Other Touch ID-enabled devices, such as the iPad Air 2 and Mini 3 , can pay for in-app transactions too, thanks to iOS 8.1 . With the forthcoming iOS 9 update , you'll also be able to consolidate loyalty and rewards cards.

For a complete list of national businesses where you can use Apple Pay in the UK, check out the chart below.


APPLE PAY UK PARTICIPANTS

Credit card companies Banks Businesses Apps
American Express First Direct Apple Addison Lee
MasterCard HSBC Boots AirBnB
Visa Europe Nationwide BP Argos
NatWest Costa Coffee Booking.com
Royal Bank of Scotland Dune British Airways
Santander JD Sports Dice
Ulster Bank KFC Domino's
Bank of Scotland* Liberty London EasyJet
Coutts* Lidl Five Guys
Halifax* M&S Hailo
Lloyds Bank* McDonald's Harris+Hoole
MBNA* Nando's Hotels.com
M&S Bank* New Look Hotel Tonight
TSB Bank* Post Office Hungry House
Pret a Manger JD Sports
Spar Just Eat
Starbucks Lastminute.com
Subway Lufthansa
Transport for London Miss Selfridge
Wagamama Mr & Mrs Smith Hotels
Waitrose Ocado
Stubhub
TheTrainLine.com
Top 10
Topshop
Uncover Curated Dining Tonight
Vueling
YPlan
Zalando
Zara

*Coming later in the year.