large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

Apple’s bid to replace your wallet hits a major landmark

Apple Pay users in the UK now benefit from limitless payments at the majority of contactless-enabled terminals, the company says.

Until recently, users had been restricted to purchases of £30 and under at most vendors across the country.

However, with companies like Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Nando’s and Pizza Express dropping the limit, Apple has reached a tipping point for its service, which arrived in the UK in 2015.

Related: iPhone 8

“We think the majority of the contactless terminals [in the UK] are now limitless,” said Jennifer Bailey, who heads up Apple’s payments business (via Telegraph).

Apple says use of the iPhone and Apple Watch-based platform has grown by a whopping 300% in the UK, during the last year alone.

Given Apple Pay offers additional security through a fingerprint sensor, it could be preferable to contactless debit cards, which don’t require a pin number for small transactions.

Apple has long desired the mobile payments solution to be a replacement for the traditional wallet.

However, it faces competition from the likes of Android Pay and, once its up and running in the UK, Samsung Pay.

Do you use Apple Pay or Android Pay whenever possible? Share your experiences in the bit below that says ‘Comments’.

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.