Tag Archives: Barclaycard

UK – Contactless sheds growing pains as tenth anniversary looms

By | August 1, 2017

With the tenth anniversary of the introduction of contactless cards in the UK fast approaching, Barclays is forecasting that tap and pay spending will soar by more than 300% over the next four years as seven in ten Brits begin to use the technology more frequently for everyday purchases. Barclaycard first introduced the technology to the UK almost… Read More »

UK – 51% of card payments now contactless

By | June 20, 2017

Contactless card payments rose by more than a third in the last year, becoming the UK’s favorite way to pay for goods. New data from Barclaycard’s Contactless Spending Index has revealed another record-breaking year for contactless card payments. Fifty-one per cent of in-store transactions of up to a contactless limit of £30 are made using “touch and go”… Read More »

UK – New payment card tech promises to fight online fraud

By | May 11, 2017

Fraud is a growing problem in the e-commerce age, with millions of consumers falling victim to scammers around the world each year. One of the most common ways for people to suffer is by having their payment card details stolen and then used by a malicious third party to make unauthorised purchases. Now Barclays is setting out to… Read More »

Barclaycard Accelerates Embedding of Contactless Payment Into Any New Watch

By | March 8, 2017

Barclaycard has signed a partnerships with Tappy that will see its bPay contactless payment technology embedded into watches, jewellery and other wearable items. Tappy plays a strategic role in developing a wearable payment ecosystem, that bridges financial technology, banks, card networks and regulators. It has created a complete hardware solution that is simple to build into any watch.… Read More »

Barclaycard signs new bPay partnerships to embed contactless payment technology in watches and jewellery

By | February 24, 2017

February 24, 2018 Barclaycard has agreed two new partnerships that will see its bPay payment technology embedded into high street jewellery and watch brands, expanding the range of wearable devices that can be used to make contactless transactions in the UK. The agreements are designed to complement bPay’s proprietary range – which comprises a wristband, fob, sticker and… Read More »

Barclaycard and TMC announce fuel card contract with Centrica

By | February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 Barclaycard Commercial Payments, in association with TMC, has been awarded a contract by Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, to provide a single fuel card programme for its van and car fleets. The contract was won following a competitive tender process and will run for three years. Under the new contract, Centrica – which… Read More »