When Apple announced Apple Pay was coming to the UK, it was rather vague about dates, simply stating that it would reach these shores in July.
However on Twitter the HSBC UK account replied to a customer asking if we can expect to see Apple Pay in the coming weeks, stating that "Yes! It's due to launch this Tuesday! We're excited too!".
When we rang HSBC, a customer support representative told us that they had not been given an official launch date. However, staff will be given a pilot of the new service from Monday July 20 until Thursday July 23.
If HSBC is training its staff in the run up to the launch, it could mean that Apple Pay will be launched at the end of next week – as training staff after the service has launched seems a bit risky.
Photos of restaurants and stores advertising Apple Pay have started to appear in the UK, so it looks like the service is coming imminently, but there appears to be a lot of confusion about when.
We've contacted some other banks to see if they can shed any more light on when we can expect Apple Pay in the UK, and we'll update you when they get back to us.
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