Monzo finally activates Apple Pay - apologises for tardy delivery

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Mobile-only banking app Monzo has announced that Apple Pay support is now available for in store, in app and online purchases, reportedly ranking as the most requested feature by users over the last few months for the company. Adding it to your Apple Watch can be done by heading to the iPhone's Apple Watch app and selecting Wallet & Apple Pay. iPad users have to head into the settings, and Macbook users have to go into the system preferences. The upstart bank, which usually makes a virtue of its community-driven approach and transparency hasn't been able to say (or even fully acknowledge that the feature was coming), likely because Apple imposes strict rules on the ways its partners communicate working with the tech giant.

The announcement was made on Monzo's blog, with the bank apologising to its customers for the delay in rolling out Apple pay integration. And when you sign an NDA with Apple it's not untypical for it to stipulate that you don't talk about said NDA.

Apple Pay launched with iPhone 6 back in 2014, but the need to negotiate partnerships with banks means it is taking a while for Apple to roll out the service globally.

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As ever, Apple device owners can simply setup their PrivatBank and Monzo cards through the Wallet app.

This move comes a little more than six months after rival Google Pay added support for Monzo. "Apple is famous for building lovely products with simple, intuitive interfaces". We'd really love to have done this sooner and we're sorry it's taken so long.

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