Last year, the value of contactless payments rose almost 50 percent, says Barclay’s

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Users made an average of 220 tap-based transactions last year, totaling £3,327 per consumer. Last year, contactless payments spiked by 49.7 percent based on their total value as people throughout the United Kingdom headed back in-store equipped with tap-and-go technology. The £100 transaction limit appeared to work well for consumers as they shopped in person again. This data was released in a report from Barclays, which transacts almost half the debit and credit card spending across the United Kingdom. It went on to show that a record 91.2 percent of…

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Barclays brings mobile payments to London’s black cabs

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Black cabs in London will be able to accept mobile payments using the Pingit app Barclays, one of the largest financial service institutions in the United Kingdom, is bringing mobile payments to taxis in London. The city’s famed black cabs will now be able to accept payments from mobile devices using the Pingit application. Consumers with an account with Barclays can download the application and use it to make a payment by simply scanning a QR code. This process can be completed in less than 30 seconds. QR codes to…

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QR codes are the center of children’s charity donations

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These quick response codes are being utilized to generate money for Sparks by Checkprint and Barclays. Checkprint and Barclays are now using QR codes in a new effort to help to encourage donations made over smartphones in order to support the Sparks charity for children’s medical research. The quick response codes allow users to simply scan and enter the donation amount that they would like to give. Part of the TALL group of companies, Checkprint is currently the leader in the United Kingdom in the area of secure paper and…

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Toyota picks up mobile payments

Toyota mobile payments

Toyota teams with Barclays in order to enter into mobile commerce Toyota has begun embracing mobile payments. Toyota Financial Services, the financial arm of the automaker, has partnered with Barclays in order to allow drivers to make additional payments on their vehicles through their mobile devices. The Barclays Pingit application will be used to conduct these mobile payments. Toyota is one of the first automakers to begin taking mobile commerce more seriously and provide consumers with a way to pay for their vehicles from their smartphones and tablets. Divers can…

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Barclays makes update to mobile payments application

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Barclays continues to show interest in mobile payments Barclays, a global financial services organization based in the United Kingdom, has announced the introduction of new features to its relatively popular Pingit mobile payments application. Pingit has been the firm’s flagship mobile payments platform since its launch in February 2012. The application initially served as a platform that allowed Barclays customers to send money to friends and family, as well as others. As mobile commerce gained more attention throughout 2012, the firm began revising the Pingit application in order to be…

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