Tag Archives: Great Britain

UK – Southern Vectis Introduces Contactless Payment

By | October 8, 2017

Bus passengers will find it easier to pay for travel across the Isle of Wight from now on – thanks to the introduction of contactless payments by Southern Vectis. The first of its buses to leave the depot with the new technology is a brand new ADL Enviro 400 MMC double decker vehicle. Southern Vectis Managing Director, Andrew… Read More »

UK – Contactless payments now available on Quaylink Q3

By | June 21, 2017

Passengers using the Q3 Quaylink service can use contactless payments from today (21 June 2017) Passengers using our Q3 Quaylink service can now take advantage of faster and more efficient boarding with contactless payment options. Ahead of being rolled out across all Go North East routes in early July, the technology is available on the popular, high-frequency service from… Read More »

UK – Go-Ahead launches contactless payments in Oxford

By | June 8, 2017

Go-Ahead has begun accepting contactless EMV payments on buses and coaches at its Oxford division, comprising Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses. The project is the result of a partnership between Go-Ahead, Ticketer and Littlepay, and the deployment is believed to be the largest outside of London to use back office technology based on the UK… Read More »

Lucozade helps London commuters ‘find their flow’ with contactless bottles

By | June 2, 2017

Lucozade is giving Londoners a helping hand in getting from A to B with the release of limited edition contactless bottles which can be swiped for entry to the city’s Tube network as well as offering a refreshing drink. Thousands of Unstoppable Bottles will be distributed to lucky tube-riders between 30 May and 2 June (today) as an… Read More »

UK contactless fraud increased by 150% in 2016

By | May 26, 2017

The amount of contactless payment fraud in the UK hit £7 million in 2016, up from £2.8 million in 2015. Contactless spending in the same period soared from £7.75 billion to £25.2 billion, according to research from Financial Fraud Action UK. Cards have a maximum spend of £30, but can be used at multiple terminals before the user… Read More »

UK – Debit cards to overtake cash within three years amid contactless boom

By | May 25, 2017

Debit cards are set to overtake cash as the UK’s most frequently used payment method for the first time by 2018, three years earlier than expected, figures show.  Britain is going cashless faster because of the rapid growth in the use of contactless cards, according to a payments industry trade association. In May 2016, Payments UK had predicted the tipping… Read More »

One million more Brits cancel credit and debit cards in the last year due to fraud

By | May 23, 2017

More than one in ten (12%) Britons have had to cancel a credit or debit card in the past year due to online fraud, according to new research by comparethemarket.com. The latest statistics show a worsening state of affairs when it comes to cybercrime, with the number of people cancelling cards rising from 4.5 million to 5.5 million… Read More »

UK – Mobile Payments Struggle To Make Impact On Contactless Card Use

By | April 14, 2017

The widespread popularity of contactless cards is stunting the adoption of mobile payment services like Apple Pay and Android Pay in the UK, according to research. Just 1pc of British consumers would choose to use mobile payments in everyday scenarios such as buying lunch or shopping for clothes, far below those who would opt for cards or cash.… Read More »

UK – FCA Assesses Contactless Card Fraud Risk

By | April 3, 2017

The chairman of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has written to the treasury select committee, outlining the extent of contactless card fraud in the UK and the options available to tackle it. John Griffith-Jones, who is chairman of the Payment Systems Regulator as well as the FCA, wrote to Andrew Tyrie MP, chairman of the treasury committee, to… Read More »

Back to Blue: UK to Scrap Maroon European Passport for Iconic Dark Blue Design

By | April 2, 2017

The maroon passport currently held by British citizens will revert back to its original dark blue colour as Britain prepares to leave the European Union, the Home Office has confirmed. The classic dark blue design, which was replaced by burgundy-coloured passports in 1988 to comply with EU policy of a single European passport, could be re-introduced as soon as 2019,… Read More »

Is it Time for the UK to Rethink Identity Cards?

By | March 14, 2017

14 March 2017 Last updated at 15:55 GMT Peers in the House of Lords suggest to Home Office minister Baroness Williams of Trafford that the government should have a rethink on identity cards in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union. The previous Labour government’s ID card plan was scrapped after the Conservative-Lib Dem coalition… Read More »