apple payDuring WWDC 2015, Apple announced that they would be launching Apple Pay in the UK. This is great news as it is a sign that Apple Pay is starting to expand beyond its US borders, which means that it will be in the not-so-distant future that retailers around the world will have no problems accepting the standard.

That being said if you’re from the UK, here’s something you might want to know. Apple has been a bit mum on the details on its UK launch but they have recently posted an FAQ (via 9to5Mac) in which they share some details of the upcoming service, and one of the pointers in the FAQ notes that there will be a £20 limit per transaction.

According to the FAQ, “If your payment terminal or payment provider doesn’t support the latest network specifications, as with contactless debit and credit cards today, your customers might need to insert their card if the transaction amount is over £20.” This suggests that retailers who might have the latest hardware and network specifications won’t be restricted.

However come September, contactless transactions in the UK will see the limit raised to £30 which is admittedly not much more, but hopefully it should be enough for you to pay for your meals and groceries. In the meantime we can only hope that for the sake of our readers in the UK that retailers start upgrading their hardware so that these limitations will be gone.

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