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News about the NFC market in United Kingdom — trials, pilots, tests and live services.

Second generation NFC Ring seeks funding

October 2nd, 2015

The UK start-up that developed the NFC Ring in 2013 has begun raising funds on Kickstarter for its second generation device. “The 2016 NFC Ring boasts significant improvements,” the company says. “Most notable among these are improved operating range, improved storage size and a more refined user experience.” It is also in “active discussions” to add payment functionality.

Starbucks takes mobile ordering to the UK

October 2nd, 2015

Coffee chain Starbucks has expanded its Mobile Order & Pay service to the UK, allowing customers to use its iOS mobile app to pre-order and pay for their food and drinks in more than 150 stores across London. The announcement follows the roll out of the service to all US locations and to Android devices last month.

Worldpay tests facial recognition for payments in stores

October 1st, 2015

UK-based payment processor Worldpay is conducting trials of a facial biometric verification system for payments in stores, using a prototype device that includes an upward-facing camera embedded into a POS terminal. The PED Cam (PIN… More

Zapp to delay Pay by Bank launch?

September 29th, 2015

Zapp, the UK mobile payments start-up formed by payments infrastructure operator VocaLink, has reportedly confirmed that it is to delay its Pay by Bank service, due to launch in autumn, because of integration issues. In… More

SumUp expands to Sweden

September 29th, 2015

European mPOS company SumUp has launched its mobile card acceptance solution in Sweden, expanding its footprint to 14 countries including Germany, the UK and Brazil. “With its PIN+ Card Terminal, SumUp will be the first company to offer a proprietary card terminal to small businesses in Sweden,” the company says. The expansion follows a €10m (US$11.2m) funding round in August 2015.

PayPal to launch contactless reader in US

September 29th, 2015

PayPal is to introduce its PayPal Here contactless card reader in the US on September 30, following its launch in the UK in August 2015. “The reader works on both iOS and Android platforms and accepts chip card transactions, magnetic stripe and contactless NFC transactions including Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and any other NFC-enabled device or card,” PayPal writes in a blog post.

Three in four Android users would use an NFC payments service

September 25th, 2015

More than three quarters of Android users (78%) would use a service similar to Apple Pay if it became available to them, a survey conducted by Helixion has found. Overall, half of the 450 respondents… More

Korean Samsung Pay users spend $30m in first month of launch

September 24th, 2015

More than US$30m has been spent through Samsung Pay since the mobile payment service’s launch in Korea one month ago, Samsung has revealed. In total, more than 1.5m transactions were conducted, of which 60% took… More

40% of UK Apple device owners have used Apple Pay

September 23rd, 2015

Four in ten UK consumers with an Apple Pay compatible device (40%) have used the mobile payment service to pay for goods or services since its launch in July 2015 and 15% feel that the… More

Barclays’ Pingit partners with Verifone

September 23rd, 2015

Some 20,000 online retailers in the UK that use Verifone’s Payware Ocius m-commerce gateway will now be able to accept online payments through Barclays’ mobile payments app Pingit. “Verifone and Barclays will also look at broadening the acceptance of Pingit via Verifone at physical retail and POS payment terminals,” Barclays says. The partnership expands Pingit to a total of 90,000 online stores.

Starbucks rolls out mobile ordering across USA

September 23rd, 2015

Coffee chain Starbucks is to make its Mobile Order & Pay service available across the US so customers nationwide can place and pay for orders in advance using their iOS and Android devices. “Starbucks plans to introduce this feature in select company owned stores in the UK and Canada in October,” the chain says. Starbucks launched the service in December 2014 and expanded it in March and June 2015.

Henry Holland uses NFC rings to let London Fashion Week VIPs buy direct from the catwalk

September 22nd, 2015

VIP guests attending fashion designer Henry Holland’s show at this week’s London Fashion Week were able to make purchases from the catwalk by tapping NFC rings against payment receiver tags attached to clothes and accessories. The… More

80% of Brits have used alternative payment methods this year

September 17th, 2015

Eight in ten UK consumers with bank accounts have used an alternative to traditional cash and plastic cards in the last 12 months, research by has found. 4% have made an NFC mobile payment,… More

TfL records 180m contactless journeys

September 16th, 2015

More than 180m journeys have been made using contactless payments on London’s transport network in the first year since its launch, Transport for London (TfL) has revealed. “One in seven of all contactless transactions in the UK now take place on London transport,” TfL says. “Over 375,000 contactless journeys are made on Tube and Rail services and 250,000 on London buses every day.”

Barclaycard uses HCE to add NFC payments to mobile app

September 15th, 2015

Barclaycard is to expand the functionality of its Android mobile app to include NFC mobile payments, allowing customers to make purchases at more than 300,000 locations in the UK as well as across the London… More

M&S Bank adds Apple Pay support

September 15th, 2015

Customers of the UK’s M&S Bank can now access Apple Pay using their M&S debit and credit cards. Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland also began supporting the mobile payments service this week.

Lloyds Banking Group goes live with Apple Pay

September 14th, 2015

The UK’s Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed that its Lloyds Bank, Halifax and Bank of Scotland customers can use Apple Pay from today, following reports last week that customers had successfully added their cards to the mobile payment service. Barclays is yet to confirm when it will go live with support for the mobile payments service.

UK restaurant chains adopt Qkr! mobile payments

September 14th, 2015

UK restaurant chains ASK Italian, Zizzi and Carluccio’s are the latest to sign up to Qkr!, MasterCard’s mobile payment solution that lets customers pay their bill using their mobile device and MasterPass directly from the table. The service will be made available in all three chains from the end of the year. The QR-based payment system was introduced by UK restaurant chain Wagamama in March.

13% of UK consumers have made an in-store mobile payment

September 11th, 2015

Some 13% of UK consumers have made an in-store mobile payment, up from 3% last year, Deloitte’s Mobile Consumer 2015 report reveals. 1% do so once or twice per day, 2% do so several times a week, 2% do so once a week and 4% do so less often than once a week while 4% have only ever used it once or twice.

Lloyds and Halifax prep Apple Pay launch

September 11th, 2015

Customers of UK banks Lloyds Bank and Halifax are reporting that they have successfully added their cards to Apple Pay. “We’re currently in the process of enabling our systems for Apple Pay,” Lloyds told NFC World. “We’re rolling out our full roll-out to customers shortly.” Barclays is yet to confirm when it will go live with support for the mobile payments service.

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