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Card payments more than double in 10 years

The number of purchases using debit and credit cards has more than doubled in the past 10 years, as contactless payments and online retail have driven a change in the way consumers pay, a new report from The UK Cards Association shows. Debit and credit cards were used to make 16.4 billion purchases in 2016, […]

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Panic! Contactless card fraud is on the rise!

By Andy Ramsden, Trustonic. So, contactless card fraud hit £7m in the UK in 2016, up from £153k in 2014. Cue click-bait headlines about fraud soaring by almost 4,500%. When you dig a bit deeper, this is both mischievous scaremongering and quite misleading. Salacious spending spree Firstly, the article explains how contactless card theft allows […]

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Contactless donation points now available in Bristol

Contactless donation points have been set up in Bristol, where members of the public can donate £2 by a tap of their debit card to help fund night shelters for homeless people in the UK city. The contactless units have been placed in the Broadmead shopping centre and on the waterfront on behalf of Safer […]

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The benefits of an agnostic PSP

Creditcall’s Liz Gibson spoke to Contactless Intelligence on the role that a PSP can fulfill within the bespoke payment market and why an agnostic PSP can help those companies offering very specific contactless payment offerings.

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From payment to ticketing: contactless technologies are on the rise in smart cities

Contactless card and touch-and-go mobile technology payments are on the rise: especially consumers and commuters in highly populated urban areas require higher transaction speeds and more convenience. Infineon Technologies AG, the world leader for chip-based payment products, helps card and device manufacturers and transport operators to cope with the security and performance challenges of this […]

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Visa to train 18,000 UAE merchants on contactless switch

Global payments technology company, Visa, has begun a six-week intensive awareness building and training program for more than 18,000 UAE merchants aimed at accelerating the adoption of contactless payments across the country. In addition to a series of training seminars, Visa has developed a toolkit to help merchants understand and embrace contactless payments technology. Visa […]

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