How can I make payments using an app on my smartphone?

If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can use a payment app to make electronic payments for goods and services.

Apple also have a contactless payment method called Apple Pay, available on newer iPhones and Apple Watches.

RNIB have reviewed the accessibility of a range of payment apps, so that you can decide if paying with apps is right for you. The apps they have reviewed are:

  • Barclays Pingit
  • Cash on Tap by EE
  • PayPal
  • Quicktap by Orange

You can read full reports of each app along with reviews of a number of banking apps, which allow you to access your bank account via your mobile, on RNIB's paying with apps and banking with apps web pages.

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