What Even Is Cash Anymore?

Laundry days are the worst. Not because I hate doing laundry – I love warm, fluffy, clean clothes – but because I need cold hard cash to use the machines at my local 24-hour laundromat. Legitimately, I’ve sat here for 20 minutes trying to think of anything besides laundry that I regularly use actual cash for. I got nada. Read More >>

Banking Newcomer Monzo Now Supports Apple Pay

Monzo launched three years ago, with banking restrictions enabling the app-based company to offer current accounts last April. So it's more than fair to say they're pretty new to the whole banking scene, and have done pretty well for themselves in that time. Monzo has been offering Android/Google Pay to its customers since last October, but today it's announced that iOS customers will be able to use Apple Pay as well. Read More >>

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How to Set Up Your Phone to Buy (Almost) Everything Without Cash

Mobile payments are the future, so we’re told. Apple, Google, and Android all want you surviving on nothing but their products—your financial data safely stored on an NFC chip inside. While not every store supports it, most of them do, and more are being added regularly. Same with the banks. We’ve run though everything, from which banks and stores support smartphone pay to which app to use. So read on so you can stop reaching for your wallet every time you want a coffee. Read More >>

Rumour: Samsung Pay Will Launch In The UK This Month

Bixby isn't the only feature UK users are missing on the new Samsung Galaxy S8: we've also been waiting basically forever to get Samsung Pay. But it sounds like that wait could be nearly over. Read More >>

Barclays Customers Can FINALLY Use Apple Pay

Barclays has finally jumped on board with Apple Pay, just a cool nine months after the service came to the UK. Barclays and Barclaycard customers can start using the contactless payment service straight away -- yep, that means today -- so you can expect to see lots of people struggle to pay for goodies at the shops and journeys around the capital with their iPhones, Apple Watches and iPads over the next week or so. Read More >>

Why You Should Care if Apple Pay Comes to Websites

A report in Recode suggests that Apple is planning to bring Apple Pay to websites later this year, which will let you buy stuff online with your iPhone. An incremental change to a marginally popular payment service doesn’t sound exciting, but it’s arguably the biggest payment move Apple has ever made. Read More >>

These Banks Will Support Android Pay When it Launches in the UK

Google has announced that it will bring Android Pay to the UK “in the next few months”. The service, which launched in the US last September, is essentially Apple Pay for Android users, allowing you to buy goods with an NFC-equipped device running Android 4.4 or higher, rather than a credit or debit card. Read More >>

Why Visa Having a Developer Platform Actually Matters

A very dull press release from Visa has announced an actually important thing: the world’s largest payment processing network is opening up to developers. Yawn all you like, but this is big news. Read More >>

Barclays Customers Will Get Apple Pay By April

While most iPhone users have been able to use Apple Pay to spend their moolah since soon after it launched in the UK last July, Barclays customers have been left (quite literally in this case) twiddling their thumbs hoping for the service to be activated. Initially declining to comment on its position before settling on a vague "early 2016" launch, Barclays has now finally given more concrete information on its roll out plans. Read More >>

Apple Pay Users Get Free* London Travel For a Month of Mondays

If you happen to own an Apple Watch, iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus, you’re probably not especially short of cash, but MasterCard and Apple have teamed up to give you free travel on London's transport services. Read More >>

Barclays Bringing Apple Pay Support in 2016, Possibly Heralding the Death of Pingit

Hoorah! Barclays has finally put an end to the frankly ridiculous amount of speculation and false rumours by confirming that it is indeed set to introduce support for Apple Pay. Read More >>

Lloyds and Halifax Finally Join Apple Pay from Today

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. Read More >>

Samsung Pay is Ready to Blow Apple Pay Out of the Water in the UK

Apple Pay launched to great fanfare in the UK earlier this year, but it may be late-to-the-party Samsung with its Samsung Pay system that ends up having the last money-moving laugh. Read More >>

Paying for Stuff With Your Heartbeat is Now a Thing

Apple Pay’s fingerprint authentication is already miles better than the laughable magnetic strip on our credit cards. To go one better, a company has created a payment system based on heartbeats. Read More >>

HSBC and First Direct Finally Join Apple Pay

Three weeks later than expected, HSBC and its subsidiary First Direct have finally joined Apple Pay, which means that the banks' customers can now pay for stuff using their iPhone 6 or Apple Watch. Read More >>