As you will no doubt have gathered, Apple Pay is now available in the UK. You can use it to buy a coffee at Starbucks, pay for journeys on the London Underground, or settle your bill for a cheeky Nando’s with nothing more than a tap of your iPhone or Apple Watch on a regular contactless reader. You can also use it in apps – but not on websites – to pay for downloads, tickets, and physical products scheduled for delivery.
But is it Apple Pay safe? The short answer is yes. Apple wants us to think of its payment gateway the same way we think about PayPal or Visa. After all, it’s only through gaining our trust that it will win our custom, and without our custom it won’t earn commission from retailers.
To that end, it’s spent a lot of time and money on making things secure. It’s edging us all towards using six-digit