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Fintech Monzo Explains How their App Lets You Set Contactless Payments Limits to Suit Your Preferences

Fintech firm Monzo notes that you can now choose to set your contactless spending limits “to levels you’re comfortable with.” Or you may choose to turn contactless off completely if you want to, the team at Monzo writes in a blog post. In October 2021,… Read More

European Fintech bunq Reveals How to Make Quick and Safe Contactless Payments via their Platform

European digital bank bunq has shared quick and safe ways to make contactless payments via their platform. According to bunq, gone are the days when you were required to carry physical payments cards with you everywhere, because now, most of the time, just your phone… Read More

UK’s Pret Foundation Partners with Contactless Giving Week to Support Cashless Fundraising to Help the Homeless

The Pret Foundation has teamed up with Contactless Giving Week this December in order to raise awareness and support cashless fundraising for their ongoing work towards breaking the cycle of homelessness. Earlier in 2021, more than 40 Pret shops had been fitted with GoodBox contactless… Read More

iProov and Eurostar Introduce Trial to Offer Contactless Travel at London St Pancras International

iProov, a provider of biometric face authentication tech, and Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service linking the United Kingdom with mainland Europe, have announced that their trial of a contactless fast-track service, SmartCheck, is currently live. SmartCheck enables passengers to “complete secure ticket verification and… Read More

Canada: Interac Debit Contactless Payments Now Being Accepted on UP Express via Pilot led by Metrolinx

Interac Debit is now accepted as a contactless payment option on UP Express via a pilot led by Metrolinx on the PRESTO fare payment system. This option will allow UP Express riders to buy their transit fare by simply tapping their physical Interac debit card… Read More

UK based Digital Banking Platform Starling Explains How to Set Your Own Contactless Payments Limit

The team at UK’s digital bank Starling notes that they always want their clients to be in control of their funds. That’s why they are introducing a feature that allows customers to set their own limit for contactless payments made with their debit cards, “up… Read More

Payments Ring Supplier McLear Joins Multos Consortium

The MULTOS Consortium, a group of organizations that are focused on the promotion and development of the MULTOS specifications, revealed that McLEAR, a technology firm supplying smart payment rings has joined as a Partner Member. MULTOS is a security technology for all-digital devices offering a… Read More

ICICI Bank Unveils Digital & Contactless Banking Platform For Merchants “Merchant Stack”

India-based banking group ICICI Bank announced on Thursday the launch of its digital and contactless banking platform for merchants, Merchant Stack. According to ICICI Bank, Merchant Stack provides a bouquet of banking solutions and value-added services in ‘one single place for the retailer eco-system. The main… Read More

Engage People CTO Len Covello Provides Key Insights on how Loyalty Points are “Often-Overlooked” Alternative Payment Option

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We recently caught up with Len Covello, CTO at Engage People, a global loyalty tech company. Covello explained how loyalty points are an often-overlooked alternative payment option. Covello talked about how the demand for having the flexibility to pay with points as easy as credit… Read More

Australian Buy Now Pay Later Zip Announces Expansion Into Contactless Pay

Zip, an Australia-based buy now pay later (BNPL) platform, announced over the weekend its plans to expand into contactless payments. Zip describes itself as an interest-free payment solution for everyday spending. “With Zip, it’s win-win. Customers love the freedom and flexibility we offer them. Our retail… Read More

Update: Cashless & Contactless Tipping Platform TiPJAR Nears £575,000 in Funding During the Final Week on Crowdcube

TiPJAR, a UK-based cashless and contactless tipping platform, has raised nearly £575,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round was launched last month, originally seeking £300,000, and has attracted more than 980 Crowdcube investors so far. As previously reported, TiPJAR’s platform was… Read More

Cashless & Contactless Tipping Platform TiPJAR’s Equity Crowdfunding Campaign Nears £500,000 in Funding Raised on Crowdcube

TiPJAR, a UK-based cashless and contactless tipping platform, has successfully secured nearly £500,000 through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube. The funding round launched earlier this month, with the original goal of raising £300,000. TiPJAR revealed that its platform was designed for hospitality staff. The… Read More

Mastercard: 78% of All Transactions Across Europe Are Now Contactless

Mastercard recently announced that 78% of all transactions across Europe are now contactless. The financial giant revealed it is committed to enabling 42 countries to raise their spending limits in order to help people everywhere benefit contactless pay. “With 89% of people asked agreeing that… Read More

Mastercard Announces Contactless Limit Raise Across 29 Countries

Mastercard announced on Wednesday it is now offering a contactless limit raise across 29 countries as part of its commitment to enabling the increase in contactless payment limits across Europe. Mastercard reported that across Europe, it has “championed” several initiatives that have seen a dramatic… Read More

deVere Group Offers Contactless Financial Advice Service Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Independent financial advisory organization, deVere Group, announced on Tuesday it is now offering free financial advice on a remote basis during the coronavirus outbreak. CEO and Founder of the deVere Group, Nigel Green stated that he and his team are launching Contactless Advice for four reasons:… Read More

Sony Partners With Wirecard For Digital Payment Technology

Wirecard announced on Wednesday it has formed a partnership with Sony for digital payment technology. According to Wirecard, Sony is officially launching the wena watch range in the UK and Ireland and the fintech reported that by using its boon app for iOS and Android, customers… Read More

Square Update: Reader Now Can Process Chip Cards in Just Two Seconds Without Signature Required

Payment process platform Square announced this week it has updated its Square Reader for contactless and chip and Square Register will now process chip cards in just two seconds (previously 3.6 seconds) without the requirement of a signature. While sharing more details about the update, Jesse Dorogusker, Head of Hardware… Read More

Wirecard Extends Cooperation With Mastercard to Promote Contactless Wearable Payments on Garmin Pay

Wirecard, a Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions, announced on Tuesday it has expanded its existing strategic cooperation with Mastercard to promote contactless wearable payments. The duo is cooperating among others with Garmin Pay and Wirecard reported that its services will be available in Germany… Read More

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