UK government opens door to Apple Pay and Google Pay

Source: gov.uk, Monday, May 6, 2019

The UK government now supports Apple Pay and Google Pay for a handful of online services as part of a trial. The services currently primarily include travel. People can use their mobile devices to quickly pay for Global Entry (fast-tracking entry to the US), the Registered Traveller Service (for frequent non-EU visitors to the UK), and the Electronic Visa Waiver Service (for some Middle Eastern visitors to the UK). It'll also work for 'basic' DBS checks for work. Officials expect to spread payments among other, more central government services as well as local government, health care and the police.