UK retailer Wilkinson trials contactless payments using Barclaycard technology – ahead of a potential roll-out across 350 stores

It has been reported that in the UK, 25 Wilkinson stores will be trialling contactless payments ahead of a potential roll out of the technology across its estate. With over four million customers a week, Wilkinson is the first in its sector to trial contactless and the payments system should allow many of its customers to… Read More

Contactless transactions in the UK grow 150% year-on-year

Barclays and Barclaycard, say they have seen the number of contactless transactions processed through Barclaycard terminals grow by over 150% year on year. This coincides with the news that there are now over 52,000 contactless terminals in the UK, installed by Barclaycard. This is evidence that the 12.9 million contactless cardholders, of whom over 11.4… Read More

Barclaycard and Barclays announce one millionth contactless transaction in UK

Barclaycard and Barclays have revealed the growing popularity of contactless payment technology in the UK, with the total number of transactions this year now reaching over one million. Since January there has been a 217% rise in monthly contactless transactions, with over 150,000 processed in September alone. With 42,500 payment terminals in shops across the… Read More

In the UK, the ‘Co-Op’ becomes first major food retailer to roll out contactless technology

The Co-operative Food will become the UK’s first major grocery retailer to introduce contactless payment in its stores nationwide after joining forces with Barclaycard. The roll-out will begin with a pilot in 100 Co-operative food stores next year after an agreement was signed with Barclaycard in partnership with Visa. If the pilot is successful, The… Read More

EAT. and Subway launch in-store contactless campaigns in UK

Barclays have announced that both EAT and Subway have re-affirmed their commitment to contactless payments through the launch this week of  in-store and point-of-sale campaigns aimed at raising awareness (and hence usage) of the contactless transactional feature found on their Barclaycard. This is of consequence to the contactless payment market as both companies are in… Read More