TAP TO PAY: UK merchants can now accept contactless payments on their iPhone using no extra hardware
Merchants in the UK can now use their Apple iPhone to accept contactless payments, with no additional hardware required, Apple has announced.
“The new capability will empower millions of merchants, from small businesses to large retailers, to use their iPhone to seamlessly and securely accept Apple Pay, contactless credit and debit cards, and other digital wallets using only their iPhone and a partner-enabled iOS app,” Apple says.
“Revolut and Tyl by NatWest are the first payment platforms to offer Tap to Pay on iPhone to their UK business customers, with Adyen, Dojo, myPOS, Stripe, SumUp, Viva Wallet, Worldline and Zettle by PayPal coming soon.
“Tap to Pay on iPhone will also roll out to Apple Store locations in the UK in the coming weeks.”
• In February, Russel Luis E Fernandes, head of product for card present payments at Trust Payments, shared the lessons the European omnichannel payments leader has learned from developing a softPOS solution for large and small merchants across Europe in a joint presentation with Pavel Vasilyev from Dejamobile for NFCW’s Contactless World Congress online event series. A recording of the conference session is available to view on-demand here.
Apple goes live in the UK with Tap to Pay on iPhone was written by Sarah Clark and published by NFCW.