News about Quick Tap.
September 1st, 2014
UK bank Barclays is to close its pioneering NFC payments service on 30 October. Quick Tap was the first commercially available NFC payments programme in the UK and was launched with mobile network Orange in…
July 3rd, 2013
UK 4G mobile network operator EE has announced it will be launching a new NFC mobile payments service later this month, in partnership with MasterCard. The Cash on Tap service will offer customers the ability…
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.
May 28th, 2012
The trial is set to lead to “a wider nationwide transport roll out” to buses and trains in 2013, says the leading UK-based public transport operator which carries 2.5m Brits every day.
May 16th, 2012
Pop fans will be able to leave their wallets at home during a three day music festival in London in July. All vendors at the Barclaycard-sponsored Wireless Festival will accept contactless payments, including NFC-based Quick Tap, PayTag stickers and Barclaycard’s soon-to-be-unveiled PayBand bracelets.
April 19th, 2012
The UK-based financial institution has announced two enhancements to its mobile payments offering, increasing the reach of the Quick Tap NFC service it runs with Orange and announcing plans to provide all its Visa credit card customers with a free mobile contactless sticker.
March 26th, 2012
The NFC Forum and Wima have announced the finalists for their jointly-run Tap Into Innovation: NFC Global Competition 2012. This year’s competition attracted three times as many entries as the previous contest in 2010, the organisers…
February 24th, 2012
Two hundred thousand UK customers have now been equipped with NFC phones they will be able to use to tap smart posters and receive special rewards, says the mobile network operator.
September 27th, 2011
The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Galaxy S II with NFC launches on AT&T, T-Mobile in the US • Nokia N9 launches in Middle East • Sonim ships first NFC handset • Samsung Wave 578 ‘Quick Tap’ coming to UK soon • Samsung SHV-E120L specs leak.
September 12th, 2011
The latest NFC phone rumours and announcements, including: Sony Ericsson’s Nozomi, Samsung’s Omnia W Windows phone, US Samsung Galaxy S II rumours, iPhone 5 anticipation building to fever pitch and Google’s Schmidt hints Android Ice Cream Sandwich could ship in October.
July 21st, 2011
Nokia’s C7 and N9 NFC phones are not equipped to support either an embedded secure element or an NFC SIM, the handset maker has told NFC World, so it won’t be possible to use them for mobile payments or other secure NFC services.
July 11th, 2011
Europe’s big five mobile operators are working together to create a new logo for NFC, designed to be clearly recognisable and drive usage of the technology.
July 1st, 2011
Barclaycard has produced a ‘mockumentary’ on the history of money, to promote the NFC-based Quick Tap service it launched with Orange in May. The video traces the history of money from its beginnings in the…
June 28th, 2011
From this summer, subscribers to the UK’s Quick Tap NFC service will be able to use their phones to make payments in Nice, home of the French Cityzi NFC service.
June 15th, 2011
The Quick Tap mobile payments service launched by Barclaycard and Orange last month is just the start of the partners’ NFC plans, says the card issuer’s head of digital payments. “We have a long and deep roadmap of people we want to work with.”
June 9th, 2011
Barclaycard has reworked its rollercoaster ride TV advertisement to promote the NFC payments system it launched last month with Orange. The main character, whose morning commute sees him speeding between skyscrapers and through the city…
May 24th, 2011
Starbucks has signed a deal with Barclaycard, in partnership with Visa Europe, to bring contactless and NFC mobile payments to its UK coffee shops. Starbucks’ move follows the launch by Barclaycard and Orange last week…
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.