Apple Pay may soon take a trip across the pond. According to The Telegraph‘s sources, Apple plans to launch Apple Pay in the UK this summer. The company is expected to announce the news at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote tomorrow in San Francisco.
If the report is accurate, the UK would be the first international market for Apple Pay. The service first launched in the US last fall. Since then, we’ve heard rumors that the UK was set to receive the contactless payments service sometime during the “first half” 2015. It appears that Apple’s negotiations with UK banks has been difficult at times, with some banks raising concerns about the amount of data it collects on customers. Like in the US, Apple Pay will work with over 350,000 contactless payment terminals already installed and in-use across the UK for tap-to-pay credit cards. After launching in the UK, it’s expected that Canada will get Apple Pay for itself sometime this fall.