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Zwipe tech powers first commercially available contactless biometric payment card

Zwipe has announced that it has made the first shipment of its biometric technology products, for use in commercial contactless biometric payment card pilots by leading card manufacturers and banks. Commenting on the announcement Kim Humborstad, founder and CEO of Zwipe said “We now have extensive agreements in place with some of the world’s leading […]

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World Yoga Festival goes cashless

Universal Smart Cards partnered with the World Yoga Festival this summer at Beale Park, Reading to implement a revolutionary digital cash system – Universal Cash. This allowed a selected handful of guests and staff to trial this solution at the World Yoga Festival, enabling them to pay for their food and drink at selected traders using […]

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Blog: 10 years of contactless

By Paul Underwood, Managing Director of Thames Card Technology. It is staggering to write this down, but contactless in the UK is nearly ten! And it’s exciting that ‘tap and go’ payments are going from strength to strength. Since the introduction of contactless cards in September 2007, it has gradually become the payment method of […]

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Changing the way we pay – contactless celebrates 10 years

To coincide with the 10th anniversary of the UK’s launch of contactless technology, UK Finance has published the latest usage figures. The first contactless cards in the UK were launched in September 2007, with 111 million in issue in June 2017. During the first half of this year the amount spent using contactless technology (£23.23 billion) […]

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