UK's Lloyds Bank says Apple Pay support coming 'very soon'

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U.K. institution Lloyds Bank on Friday sent an email to its customers, informing them that Apple Pay support is coming "very soon" for credit and debit card holders.

As is common with mobile transactions in the country, people will only be able to make purchases up to £20 in most cases, according to MacRumors, which obtained a copy of the email. Lloyds offered few other details, other than to list current devices that support Apple Pay.

Lloyds is one of several major U.K. banks that have promised to join Apple Pay but have yet to set a firm date. The others are Halifax, Barclays, and the Bank of Scotland.

Firms already onboard include HSBC/First Direct, MBNA, Nationwide, NatWest, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander, and Ulster Bank.

One possibility is that Apple will use a rumored September 9 press event to briefly announce expanded Apple Pay support. If so, the company might also reveal plans to launch the platform in Canada. The focus of that event should be on new iPhones and an Apple TV.