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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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Instant issue – a missed opportunity?

By Barry Bevan, financial services sales manager at Thames Card Technology Nothing takes a week anymore. Food, shopping, television; everything is on demand. Someone will even save you from the torment of assembling flatpack furniture! Why then, in this digital world where consumers prize instant gratification, are so many banks still taking their time to […]

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Contactless – what’s the merchant etiquette?

By Barry Bevan, Thames Card Technology. The contactless revolution is not only upon us, it is gaining momentum every day. As of May 2016, a total of 89.9m contactless cards are in circulation in the UK, with almost £1.9 billion spent that month (UK Cards Association). Shops, bars and other retailers that have embraced the […]

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The quiet revolution of the loyalty key fob

by Paul Underwood, Managing Director, Thames Card Technology Take a glance at your bunch of keys. In amongst ‘the usuals’ like the front door, the garage, the bike lock and the car keys, there’s fair chance that at least one plastic loyalty key fob has quietly taken up residence. This corner of the plastic card […]

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Mondo releases next wave of contactless debit cards with Thames Card Technologies

Thames Card Technology Ltd, one of the UK’s largest manufacturers of secure and non-secure plastic cards, has signed a new contract with Mondo, a start-up ‘mobile first’ bank aiming to tap into customers’ increasing use of digital technology. Mondo offers a contactless debit card paired with a mobile banking application featuring intelligent notifications, instant balance […]

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Challenger banks must strike the right balance between mobile and card

By Paul Underwood, Managing Director of Thames Card Technology. NFC mobile payments continue to grab headlines, but to really drive uptake and ensure full market coverage, combining contactless cards with next-gen mobile banking apps is surely the right way to go for 2016’s challenger banks. Much has already been said about the opportunity for challenger […]

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