Apple Pay launched in the US back in October of last year. This allowed Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus owners who are also customers of Bank of America and Capital One to make use of the Cupertino firm’s relatively new mobile payment service. So how much of a hit is Apple Pay? Bank of America has announced that 800,000 of its customers have signed up for the payment option, bringing 1.1 million cards to the service since it was available, according to a report from AppleInsider.
Bank of America has nearly 60 million customers, meaning 800,000 customers who signed up for Apple Pay is but a small fraction of the customers that can potentially sign up for the service. However, given that it is a relatively new service, these are more than promising figures. Although Bank of America did not reveal the volume of transactions generated by Apple Pay, the service accounted for 1% of digital transactions in November, which is not a small accomplishment.
With Apple Pay growing in popularity in the US, you must be wondering when the mobile payment service will be available in the UK. Apple job listings in London suggest that the payment platform will be landing on our shores. According to previous reports, Apple Pay will be arriving in the UK in the first half of this year.
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