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    Apple Pay launches in France

    July 19th, 2016

    Apple Pay has begun rolling out across France with support from both Mastercard and Visa as well as Banque Populaire, Ticket Restaurant, Carrefour Banque and Caisse d’Epargne. Support from mobile network operators Boon and Orange France is also expected “soon”. More

    UK launch imminent for Android Pay

    May 13th, 2016

    The UK launch of Google’s Android Pay mobile payment service is imminent, according to The Telegraph, after notices appeared on payment terminals at a London branch of fast food chain Pret A Manger. “According to employees at this particular Pret store, the ‘We now accept Android Pay’ tags arrived overnight and have been displayed in stores from this morning,” the publication reports. Google confirmed in March 2016 that Android Pay would be launching across the UK in the next few months.

    ‘Contactless’ shortlisted for UK word of the year

    November 5th, 2015

    ‘Contactless’ has made the shortlist for the 2015 Collins Word of the Year but missed out on the top spot to the word ‘Binge-watch’. “Thanks to a million adverts from TFL telling us we no longer have to top-up and Apple’s iPhone 6 and smartwatch, it’s been the number one word on billboards, bus stops and most importantly, at the Pret-a-Manger till point,” Collins Dictionary explains.

    One in ten UK consumers experience Apple Pay issues

    July 21st, 2015

    One in ten UK consumers using Apple Pay experienced issues when using the contactless payment service during its first week, research from social media company Brandwatch reveals. The findings, based on analysis of more than 26,000 tweets, also reveal the most popular use for the mobile payments service so far is paying on Transport for London’s (TfL) transportation network, followed by making purchases at Pret a Manger, Tesco, Waitrose and Boots.

    Apple Pay goes live across the UK

    July 14th, 2015

    Apple Pay is now live across the UK, enabling consumers with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch devices to make NFC mobile payments at more than 250,000 locations and across the Transport for… More

    EE adds phones to Cash on Tap NFC payments service

    October 30th, 2013

    UK mobile network operator EE’s Cash on Tap NFC payments service is now available to owners of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, Galaxy Note 2 and 3, and Sony Xperia Z1 phones. The new handsets join… More

    Orange and Barclaycard add Galaxy S III to Quick Tap NFC payments service

    September 4th, 2012

    The UK carrier and card issuer’s service is now available on an Android smartphone for the first time and customers who activate Quick Tap on an S III by 5 October will receive a £50 credit they can use to make NFC purchases with their phone. More

    Contactless convenience begins to win over UK consumers

    September 1st, 2011

    A survey of British consumers’ attitudes to contactless payment has found that 90% of users say it makes life simpler and 85% would recommend the technology to friends and family. More

    UK gets first commercial NFC service with Quick Tap from Orange and Barclaycard

    May 20th, 2011

    Consumers can use the new service to make payments of up to £15 via a prepaid cash replacement application stored on their Quick Tap NFC phone. Tag read and write functions are also available and both loyalty and transport ticketing applications will be introduced later. More

    Orange and Barclaycard partner to launch NFC in the UK

    Orange and Barclaycard partner to launch NFC in the UK

    March 9th, 2009

    All customers are expected to be able to use their phones to pay for everyday items within three years in “the biggest revolution in payments since plastic cards were introduced over 40 years ago.” More

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