Apple Pay to be launched in UK this summer

Apple is reportedly set to launch its digital wallet and mobile payments service Apple Pay in the UK in around two months.

Apple Pay to be launched in UK this summer

The company is expected to make the announcement at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote on 8 June 2015 in San Francisco, according to the Telegraph.

The service, which was first launched in the US last October, will allow iPhone users in the UK to pay for goods with just the tap of a smartphone, or Apple Watch.

As part of the launch, Apple Pay will collaborate with over 350,000 contactless payment terminals already installed and in-use across the UK for tap-to-pay credit cards.

Apple boss Tim Cook told investors at the start of the year that 2015 will be the year of Apple Pay. The company had been in discussions with banks and retailers regarding the project since last year.

Also, Apple has appointed former Visa and PayPal executive Duncan Olby to head the launch of Apple Pay in the UK.