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Go-Ahead launches contactless payments in Oxford

From Thursday 8th June, Go-Ahead has begun accepting contactless EMV payments on buses and coaches at its Oxford division, comprising Oxford Bus Company, Thames Travel and Carousel Buses. The deployment is believed to be the largest outside of London to use back office technology based on the UK Cards Association (UKCA)’s “Model 2.” The new […]

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First half 2016 contactless spending outstrips 2015 total

UK spending on contactless cards in the first half of 2016 has already outstripped contactless spending for the whole of 2015, new figures show. Some £9.27 billion was spent using contactless methods between January and June of this year, new figures from The UK Cards Association show, more than the total 2015 contactless spend of […]

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Monthly contactless spend passes £1.5 billion in UK

Contactless payments totalled £1.508 billion in March, the latest data from The UK Cards Association shows. The milestone comes just four months after contactless spending hit £1 billion, in November 2015. The £0.5 billion mark came in May last year. One in seven of all card transactions are now contactless, compared to one in 16 […]

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February’s figures are in; over 60 contactless transactions a second

There were more than 60 contactless transactions a second in February, newly released data from The UK Cards Association shows. In total, there were 159.1 million contactless transactions, equivalent to about 63 a second, as customers continue to vote with their wallets by using cards to pay for low-value purchases. Overall, there were 1.182 billion […]

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Contactless card transactions tops 120 million by October 2015

One in every 10 card payments made in the UK is now contactless, suggesting that contactless payments are definitely here to stay. Latest figures for October show that 10.3% of all card transactions were made using contactless technology, the first time the 10% milestone was passed, according to the UK Cards Association. In September, 8.9% […]

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UK Cards Association: Online card payments jump by a fifth in a year

The number of card transactions made on the internet has increased by 20 per cent in the past year with consumers spending £11.5 billion online in August, according to the latest figures from The UK Cards Association. There were 130 million card payments online in August – almost 50 a second – up from 108 […]

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