Mobile parking app PayByPhone has announced the expansion of Apple Pay to the UK.
Drivers in 18 cities and towns across the UK will automatically default to paying by Apple Pay if their iPhone or iPad is already set up to use the service.
They will also have the option to change their method of payment.
For those without Apple Pay, users can still follow instructions in their phone settings and be up and running in minutes.
PayByPhone attempts to take the hassle out of struggling for coins to pay for parking.
Users download the app and set up a debit card to pay with, then simply add the four-digit parking code affixed to parking meters and pay online.
When you use a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device, nor on Apple servers.
Instead, a unique Device Account Number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in the Secure Element on your device. Each transaction is then authorised with a one-time unique dynamic security code.
Kevin Bird, Commerical Director of PayByPhone said: “Apple Pay will transform the parking journey for PayByPhone users, creating a industry leading experience for our growing user base.
“We’re now challenging coins and credit card payments for speed, and of course, with PayByPhone you can extend your parking session on the move.”