“Ok so I’ve been creating a bit of a fuss over this, but after writing to the CEO of Barclays Retail Banking in the UK, Ashok Vaswani, I got quite a swift reply back confirming their plans to launch in the new year,” Mike Jobson blogs.

We have signed up for ApplePay [sic] and will launch it very early in the New Year. We truly value your custom and hope that you continue to bank with us particularly since we are launching this shortly. — Ashok Vaswani, Barclays Retail Banking CEO

Jobson writes, “So it’s quite clear the rumours of the ‘imminent’ arrival are not quite accurate and it would appear customers wanting Apple Pay will either have to sit it out for a few (many?) months or switch banks.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Apple Pay’s momentum gathers!

[Attribution: MacRumors. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]