Apple Pay launches in UK, HSBC quietly removed as launch partner

Apple Pay is now available in the UK, interestingly without HSBC and First Direct, who are notability missing and have been quietly moved to "coming soon" on the UK Apple Pay site.

There's lots of speculation to suggest this is due to a balls up, where HSBC leaked the launch date on Twitter.

If true, it wouldn't be the first time Apple have done this for breaking NDAs.

It appears Apple lawyers take this kind of thing seriously.