Contactless payments continue to grow in the UK

By Francis Campbell|2019-03-19T09:58:11+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Tags: |

After an initial slow start, the UK market has seen a dramatic uptake of contactless payments. Cards overtook cash payments in 2018, caused in part by the rise of contactless cards being the easiest way to pay for transactions below £30. Retailers and small businesses: take note if you [...]

Which UK payment providers accept Apple Pay?

By Ben Taylor|2019-05-02T13:09:14+00:00June 22nd, 2018|

After a successful roll-out in America, which saw Apple Pay rapidly become the most popular contactless payment method across the US, Apple Pay has spread to many more countries, including the UK. Apple Pay is accepted in numerous big-name stores and restaurants, including Costa, M&S, Boots, McDonald's, Lidl and [...]

Different types of mobile payments explained

By Emily Sorensen|2019-05-17T11:42:51+00:00May 31st, 2018|

Mobile payments refer to any payment made using a mobile device. Due to our ever-increasing smartphone dependence, various ways have been developed to allow consumers to pay conveniently through a phone. To put this in perspective, statistics show that a third of UK consumers are now using their NFC-enabled [...]

Google Wallet – should you accept it in your store?

By Istvan Fekete|2018-05-02T09:43:03+00:00November 25th, 2014|Tags: |

When Google Wallet launched it was marketed by Google as the solution that would bring together the mobile phone and the wallet, as users would only tap and pay. The great fanfare around it, and the past three years, however, weren't enough for Google Wallet to reach a critical mass.Even [...]

Contactless mobile payments explained

By Oliver Wastie|2019-01-03T21:23:59+00:00December 20th, 2013|Tags: |

The advent of the smartphone is resulting in a revolution that few would have predicted when they first started to make their arrival on the world stage just a few short years ago. Who would have foreseen how they would revolutionise the way we pay for everything [...]

Predicted growth of use of mobile wallet and NFC payments

By Jamie Roberts|2018-05-10T10:38:35+00:00May 23rd, 2013|Tags: , |

The growth in mobile payments, namely NFC and mobile wallet payments, is set to increase in line with the number of smartphone sales around the world. According to the latest research from Gartner, published on 14 February 2012, total smartphone sales in 2011 reached 472 million units and accounted [...]