Tag Archives: UK

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 »

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 – 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 »

Derby shows biggest rise in ‘contactless’ spending of anywhere in UK

By | June 19, 2017

Derby has seen the biggest rise in “contactless” spending of anywhere in the UK, according to new research. The study by Barclaycard has found that, since the start of the year, the number of people using their credit/debit cards or mobile phones to make payments has risen by 45% – well above the national average of 34%. The… 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 – Could ID cards help stamp out benefit fraud?

By | May 30, 2017

According to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), benefit fraud is costing the UK £2.0bn a year. From scammers posing as deceased relatives through to ex-pats failing to mention they live in Alicante, it’s seemingly only getting worse. The welfare system hasn’t exactly made life easy for itself. An entangled network of needs-based… 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 – 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 »

Mobile Banking Apps Now Let You ‘Turn Off’ Debit Cards To Fight Fraud

By | May 9, 2017

More and more mobile banking apps are allowing users to remotely disable their debit and credit cards to combat fraud. This week, British banking giant Barclays joined those ranks when it debuted new security features for the Barclays mobile app, with around 5 million British users, including the ability to disable online purchases and reduce ATM withdrawal limits.… Read More »

Thames Card Technology Capitalises on Strong 2016 with £2m Machinery Investment

By | May 3, 2017

In response to increasing customer demand for its payments, gift, loyalty and membership card services, Thames Card Technology has invested £2m+ in state of the art personalisation equipment. The equipment increases Thames’ card personalisation capacity by 60%, brings loyalty keyfob encapsulation in-house and delivers greater efficiency. The investments follow success in 2016, where Thames doubled its budgeted profit… Read More »