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Apple Pay launches in Britain as hold-out Barclays signs up

A quarter of a million outlets will offer the payment mode - more than the US debut

The beauty of the scheme is that it offers another way to bind customers to Apple's phones, tablets and watches, while also taking a small slice of the bank transaction fees on each payment made.


APPLE introduced its mobile payment service to Britain on Tuesday as Barclays confirmed its participation in the US tech giant's move to capitalise on the increasing number of consumers who are comfortable making tap-and-go purchases.

A quarter of a million outlets will