Tag Archives: UK

SDW 2018

By | June 25, 2018

SDW 2018 – 25-27 June, 2018 – QEII Centre, London, UK SDW is a world-leading conference and exhibition event providing a global showcase for next-generation human identity solutions, focusing on intrinsic document security and on the new cutting-edge secure infrastructure now required to produce and use these advanced documents in live situations.  In-depth SDW Conference – 25-27 June 2018… Read More »

ESN Media Sponsor of Wired Security 2017

By | August 12, 2017

  Embedded Security News is proud to announce its sponsorship as official Media Partner to Wired Security 2017: Cybersecurity for individuals and enterprise that will be held in London on 28 Sep 2017. From DDoS attacks to data manipulation, new cybersecurity regulations to organised fraud, businesses and consumers alike are faced with ever greater levels of security threats.… Read More »

Somerset Waste Partnership ton only accept card payments from next month

By | August 8, 2017

THE old saying ‘Where there’s muck there’s brass’ is being put to bed across Somerset next month. The county’s 16 recycling sites will switch to operate cash-free and cheque-free from Friday, September 1, with almost all payments taken only on credit, debit and charge cards. The only exceptions will be the £2 cash entry fees for Crewkerne and Dulverton community recycling sites,… Read More »

UK – Cathedral moving to contactless cash to boost donations

By | August 7, 2017

St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Suffolk is now taking contactless card payments in a bid to boost dwindling donations. Parishioners can already give to the 11th Century gothic building by direct debit. However The Rev Cannon Graham Hedger said “alot of people don’t carry cash on them anymore.” A contactless bank card reader has been placed next to the… Read More »

UK – Greater Manchester is one step closer to having its own version of Oyster card for ALL public transport

By | August 3, 2017

Greater Manchester is one step closer to having its own version of the Oyster card for use on all public transport. The ‘Get Me There’ smartcard has now been launched for use on trams and buses across the region. Passengers will also be able to use it on trains in the next four years, if transport bosses keep… Read More »

UK – Contactless payments to save shoppers 141 MILLION hours

By | August 2, 2017

The rise of contactless payments continues, and they’re set to save UK shoppers a hefty 141 million hours over the next few years. So says research from Barclaycard, commissioned to mark the tenth anniversary of ‘touch and go’ payments. The credit card firm has crunched the numbers, and says this time saved by 2021 will be worth almost… Read More »

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 – Lothian Buses introduce pilot ‘contactless payment’ scheme

By | July 28, 2017

If you are using Lothian’s Airlink 100 service between Edinburgh city centre and Edinburgh Airport from Sunday 30 July then you will be able to pay for your fare using contactless, as part of a pilot scheme. The technology is being fitted to Lothian’s brand new fleet of Airlink buses, and will be a first for the city,… Read More »

UK – HRH Prince Henry of Wales launches brain injury ID card

By | July 20, 2017

The charity’s Brain Injury Identity Card will help the police identify brain injury survivors and ensure they are given appropriate support when they come into contact with the criminal justice system. Speaking to brain injury survivors and ID card holders Jamie Gailer and Dominic Hurley at the launch event in Ipswich, Prince Harry said: “This surely is a life-changing moment… Read More »

SDW 2017, the next-generation government and citizen ID event, sees attendee numbers soar

By | July 19, 2017

Record number of attendees at SDW 2017 from around the world Government and industry experts analysed and discussed ID solutions SDW 2018 – 25-27 June, London 19 July 2017, London, UK – Record numbers of attendees to the 11th edition of SDW benefited from the impressive 140-stand exhibition, a series of free seminars and the world-leading conference programme.… Read More »

UK – London’s Oyster card is getting a revamp with a new app that will send low balance alerts to your phone

By | July 19, 2017

Transport for London (TfL) has announced a flurry of changes to the Oyster card, including a new app for passengers to get phone alerts when their balance is running low. Those who top up their pay as you go credit, or buy Travelcards using Oyster online can now collect their purchase from any Tube or rail station, tram… Read More »

Debit Cards Knock off Cash as No. 1 Payment Method in U.K.

By | July 12, 2017

Cash is no longer king in the U.K., according to the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) annual Payments Survey, which found that debit card transactions accounted for almost 43 percent of all retail transactions in 2016, overtaking cash, which accounted for 42 percent of all retail transactions, for the first time. Falling average transaction values in debit and credit… Read More »

Tesco Taps Thames Card Technology For Next Gen Loyalty Clubcard

By | July 11, 2017

Thames Card Technology has completed a project with Tesco to launch the UK’s first contactless loyalty card programme. With 66% of global shoppers enrolled in loyalty programmes (Nielsen) and cardholders spending between 12-18% more than other customers (Accenture), loyalty schemes are a key differentiator for UK retailers. The completely redesigned card increases security and value for customers, and… Read More »

UK – London notches up one billion contactless journeys

By | July 6, 2017

The billionth journey using contactless payment has been made on London’s public transport network, Transport for London (TfL) has announced. Since the technology was introduced to the capital in December 2012 its popularity has soared. Some 40% of all pay as you go trips are now made using contactless, up from 25% early last year. Most of the… Read More »

UK – Tesco reveals exciting new improvements to Clubcard

By | July 5, 2017

Tesco has today announced a host of exciting improvements to Clubcard, the most rewarding loyalty scheme in the retail sector, making it even simpler and easier for customers and colleagues to use. The changes include the launch of a new, contactless Clubcard, which enables customers to simply tap at the checkout to add their points. The retailer has… Read More »

UK – These debit card wristbands are absolute must-haves – and they’re available in Plymouth

By | July 5, 2017

  Barclays have released new contactless wristbands that are waterproof – and there are hundreds available in Plymouth. Contactless payment is migrating from the plastic card to modern and fashionable bands, and Barclaycard has rolled out a new range of devices that can be used to make ‘touch and go’ payments following the success launch of its bPay… Read More »

UK – First Bus To Roll Out Contactless Payment Across Aberdeen Buses

By | June 22, 2017

A bus company has become the first in the North-east to offer a contactless payment scheme – meaning Aberdonians will no longer have to rummage in their pockets for exact change. First Aberdeen has unveiled its plans to offer passengers the choice of using their contactless bank cards on its vehicles. Andrew Jarvis, managing director of First Bus… Read More »