LONDON — Apple Pay launched in the UK Tuesday, and thousands of people shot out to sandwich shops to spend money using their phones and watches in the future we’d always dreamed of. There was one small problem though: Not all the banks were working with the payment service.
Cue a lot of pissed off people.
For anyone who managed to use Apple Pay Tuesday morning, the future looked bright.
— John Stewart (@jstewart) July 14, 2015
Sounds silly but I think I’m more excited about #ApplePay than any new product from Apple since the first iPhone… Life changer.
— Nic Stevenson (@nicstevenson) July 14, 2015
I used #applepay this morning, I have to say it’s a slick little system 🙂 now we need to petition to increase the limit
— Luke Hamilton (@Luke_Hamilton) July 14, 2015
The idea of spending money in Costa with a phone was so revolutionary it made people “so happy.”
— Benjamin James Mason (@BJamesMason91) July 14, 2015
For HSBC’s 16 million customers in the UK, however, things weren’t so rosy. They were supposed to be a launch partner, but aren’t offering the service yet.
— Keith (@eurokeith) July 14, 2015
— James Iles (@jamesadiles) July 14, 2015
— Andy Long (@ndylng) July 14, 2015
— Phillip Page (@PhillipPage1) July 14, 2015
Their social media team had a busy morning.
— Darren Waters (@darrenwaters) July 14, 2015
First Direct, which is part of HSBC, was also riling people up.
— James Brenchley (@JamesBrenchley) July 14, 2015
— Marshall Paul Adams (@_PatchAdams) July 14, 2015
Lloyds Bank, who aren’t integrating Apple Pay until the autumn, also didn’t escape unscathed.
No apple pay for me! Fuck Lloyds
— Alicia. (@Lissia) July 14, 2015
today #ApplePay has been released into the world but Lloyds aren’t participating yet, what a truly sad day, got all excited as well…
— Harry Seaton (@harryseaton) July 14, 2015
Neither did TSB.
— COMMUNION (@HalfPintOfInnes) July 14, 2015
I would be using Apple Pay today, if @TSB supported it, I don’t think “later this year” is acceptable, give me a date, or at-least a month!
— Carl Rydings (@carlryds) July 14, 2015
@TSB Sort Apple Pay out I hate being left out! I’ll go to Natwest!
— baethoven (@NoireaGa) July 14, 2015
Nor did Bank of Scotland.
apple pay launches today and the bank of Scotland don’t do it…typical
— Rachael (@Rachael_Gall) July 14, 2015
We finally get Apple Pay in the UK.
Bank of Scotland not launching till Autumn… Great!
— Lewis (@lth0ms0n) June 8, 2015
Even people with multiple bank accounts found themselves unable to use Apple Pay and pissed.
— David MacDonald (@davmacrun) July 14, 2015
Some people even decided to move banks so they could get on the Apple Pay train.
Nando’s and Starbucks accepting ApplePay in July in the UK. I am moving bank if Lloyds aren’t starting straight away #WWDC15
— Jamie (@iJamieMann) June 8, 2015
— アダム·イーストン (@adameaston) July 14, 2015
— Steve George (@LEGALBEAGLEOK) July 14, 2015
Apple pay is out today and Halifax isn’t on the list till September. Final straw with this bank. Moving elsewhere.
— Craig Butcher (@craigbutcher) July 14, 2015
Source: Mashable Tech Apple Pay has launched in the UK and everyone is angry at their banks again