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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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Barclaycard marks 10 years of contactless payments to the UK

Barclaycard, the global payments company, today marks the 10-year anniversary of launching contactless payments to the UK. The landmark moment has transformed British shopping, saving buyers and sellers millions of hours of time and making paying for goods and services quicker and easier. Over the past decade, more than £60 billion has been spent using […]

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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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Contactless payments on London transport network now at over 1 Billion

Transport for London has announced that more than one billion contactless payments have now been made on London’s transport network with ‘tap and go’ payments. The figures, published by TfL, show that, on average, two million journeys are now made using contactless every day. In total, 40 per cent of all pay as you go […]

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OT-Morpho introduces the world’s first complete range of biometric payment cards

OT-Morpho, working in the digital security and identification technology market, have announced the creation of the market’s first complete range of biometric payment cards, a range which reinforces payment security. It can also help governments distribute social benefits, knowing that they reach no one else than the eligible (proof of life) citizen. Banks can also […]

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