Barclaycard brings contactless payments to personalised phone cases

case-stationAfter teaming up with a clothing brand on a jacket with a contactless chip hidden in the cuff, and a range of Top Shop accessories, Barclaycard is now offering a range of protective, fully personalised cases with built-in bPay for popular phones. Barclaycard is embedding its bPay contactless payments technology within protective smartphone cases from Case Station, who let customers design their own cases for iPhone, Samsung and LG handsets online using images, texts and designs.

The new cases contain bPay chips which link to digital wallets and can be used by anyone holding a UK-registered Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card. Users can monitor their purchase history or add funds online or via the companion mobile app, and you can set it to top-up automatically when the balance is running low.

While Apple, Google and Samsung are all busy pushing their own NFC payments services, Barclays is hoping to make a virtue of quirky hardware. It has worked with high street retailer TopShop on a range of contactless accessories and built a small chip-holding case that can attach to watches and fitness bands.

Tami Hargreaves, commercial Director, digital consumer payments, Barclaycard, commented, “Launched in 2015, bPay is the ideal addition to the Case Station range as it instantly turns your phone into a way of making simple, flexible, and secure contactless payments for everyday purchases.”

 

 

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