The UK government will now accept Apple and Google Pay for some services

The British government is now accepting Apple and Google Pay for some services (through iTV and Apple Insider ). Citizens can use their phones to pay for four services today, and more to receive capacity later this year.

The effort is part of a ministry test service. UK citizens can use their phone payment systems to pay fees with a fingerprint or facial recognition related to the Global Entry Service (for accelerated entry to the US), Registered Traveler Service (for frequent travelers to the United Kingdom from non-EU countries). ), the Electronic Visa Waiver Service (for travelers from four Middle Eastern countries visiting the United Kingdom) and the Basic Checks of the Disclosure and Restriction Service (DBS) (fees for people trying to work in certain types of work).

Oliver Dowden, the UK Implementation Minister, says they are "focused on making access to government services as easy as possible" and that mobile transactions will be safer. The ministry says it plans to "transfer mobile payments to other central government services, and later this year it will be available to local government, police and NHS organizations."