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Tesco taps Thames Card Technology for next gen loyalty clubcard

Thames Card Technology has completed a project with Tesco to launch the UK’s first contactless loyalty card programme. With 66% of global shoppers enrolled in loyalty programmes (Nielsen) and cardholders spending between 12-18% more than other customers (Accenture), loyalty schemes are a key differentiator for UK retailers. The completely redesigned card increases security and value […]

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SPS new “Hybrid 8” module revolutionizes hybrid contact / contactless card embedding

Smart Packaging Solutions, a world leader in eID documents, is introducing “Hybrid 8,” its new micro module, for hybrid cards with two chips: one contact and one contactless. The new Hybrid 8 module has exactly the same dimensions as SPS Dual 8 module used for dual interface cards that support contact and contactless communication with […]

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Barclaycard trials new ‘queue-less checkout’ payment concept

Barclaycard has begun trialing a brand new payment concept that streamlines the way consumers buy low-value goods by allowing them to scan and pay for their shopping using their smartphone, without the need to visit a physical checkout. Grab+Go transforms a smartphone into a ‘pocket checkout’, allowing users to simply scan the items they want […]

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Travel for free on the Tube with just a Lucozade bottle

Transport for London (TfL) has been a pioneer of contactless payments for travel, first with the Oyster card and later with debit and credit cards, but this week commuters will be able to pay for a journey with something other than their cards. Free Lucozade bottles with a contactless chip at the base are being […]

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