Contactless technology trialled by Barclaycard

By Julie Sherrier

Barclaycard contactless card trailA new contactless payment system, which allows people to make charitable donations, was trialled by Barclaycard in London in September.

The event, held at the Oxo Tower on the city's South Bank, saw some 150 people use preloaded cards to make the transactions.

A total of £750, which will be shared by three organisations, was raised through the payments.

Guests were given the £5 cards and were asked to hold them close to one of the new contactless terminals.

"This is a further example of how contactless technology can be used in the future, to enable people to make charitable donations, via their contactless payment cards in a quick and easy manner without having to scramble around for loose cash, as well as for use in a traditional retail environment," commented Stewart Roberts, business development director for payment acceptance at Barclaycard.

There are around 11.9 million Barclaycard customers in the UK and a similar number of international customers.ADNFCR-2308-ID-19366158-ADNFCR

Published: 17 September 2009