More UK bank cards now show account balance in Apple Wallet

By Tim Hardwick

Apple began allowing iPhone users in the UK to view some bank and credit card account balances in the Wallet app in iOS 17.1, and now several more banks have added support for the feature.

In October, Apple added transaction and card balance functionality to the Wallet app as part of the Connected Cards feature. , but only a few bank cards were initially compatible.

According to an updated Apple support document, viewing your account balance and full transaction history now works with Barclays, Barclaycard, First Direct, Halifax, HSBC, Lloyds cards. , M&S Bank, Monzo Bank, NatWest Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.

  • How to view your UK bank account balance in Apple Wallet

UK bank support API Open Banking to integrate with the Wallet app, making the feature widely available to UK users from the start, but adoption of Connected Cards in the US has been slower.

After the feature was released, MacRumors discovered this code in iOS 17.1 , and links on Apple's website suggested that the feature would be coming to the US, which turned out to be correct. For example, Discover card users were the first to see the ability to view their overall card balance and transaction history in Apple Wallet.

Please note: If you don't see the “Get Started” option under your card in the Wallet app, your card issuer is not currently authorized to do so.

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