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Big Issue Sellers Go Full Contactless

The nation's Big Issue sellers will no longer accept you doing a sad face and turning your pockets inside out to indicate a lack of cash as an excuse for not caring enough, as the fleet of magazine operatives are all being sorted out with discounted contactless readers to make paying for a copy a simpler and more modern experience. Read More >>

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Auto Trader “Tests” Car Vending Machine

This, Auto Trader would like us to pretend, is how the cars of the future may be sold: straight out of the container on your debit card, with no pressure sales from a man called Steve or the need to make it look like you understand what a good and perfectly functional engine is supposed to look like. Read More >>

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UK Government Starts Accepting Apple & Google Pay

A small part of the government, that's probably only three people sharing a 1990s Dell and operating out of a high-ceilinged room that could really do with a refurb, has started accepting the modern mobile-only contactless systems of Apple and Google when paying for services. Read More >>

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Save The Children’s Made A Contactless Christmas Jumper

It's Save The Children's very worthwhile Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow (any excuse to wear one of these babies, right?), so they've teamed up with Visa to make a jumper that takes contactless payments. Read More >>

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Contactless Donation Points Launch in London

Seeing as you're nervously twirling your debit card in your hand there waiting for the next chance to tap it on a thing, why not try one of the new wave of contactless charity donation spots that are now open for business in London? You need to actually be in London, though, as the range isn't more than a couple of inches. Read More >>

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Movember Launches Contactless Charity Badges

We're almost at the end of Movember now – the moustache-raising effort that goes on throughout November to raise money for men's health issues – but the Foundation behind the campaign has just released something pretty cool for next year, and other charity initiatives in general. Read More >>

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Card Paying Overtakes Cash for the First Time

The number of payments made via debit card have overtaken cash transactions in the UK at last, with the new wave of just-working contactless debit card systems helping to make paying for stuff without using money more commonplace than ever. Read More >>

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Church of England Accepts Cashless Donations From the Clued-Up Elderly

The Church of England has done something very modern, announcing that it's now accepting contactless payments from today's bewildering array of digital accounts and providers should you wish to give thanks, financially speaking, when the man up front has finished spelling out his metaphor for being good and everyone's had a good old go at When A Knight Won His Spurs. Read More >>

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It’s Safer to Keep the Contactless Limit at £30, says London Police Chief

It's been two years since the contactless payment limit rose from £20 to £30, but Commissioner Ian Dyson, the current head of London's police, doesn't think it should go any higher; citing concerns over a potential rise in card fraud if it did. Read More >>

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Chip & Win: Which Mobile Payment System is Best?

The mobile payment market is small, but it's still grown quite a lot over the past few years. There are still enough services to make it a little bit tricky when it comes picking the one that's right for you. But how can you decide? It all depends on which phone you have for starters, and even then you'll have to do a chunk of research to figure out what's what. Well we took care of that to save you the hassle, and this is what we found. Read More >>

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Bedazzle the Checkout Operative With a Contactless Payment Ring

The Kerv contactless payment ring, a former star of Kickstarter, is now on sale in the UK. And for only twice the original anticipated price, too. Read More >>

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Contactless Payments in Danger of Actually Taking Off

The years of relentless pressure to slightly change our shopping habits appears to be working, at last, with stats showing that contactless payments are on the up by quite a margin. Read More >>

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Contactless Tech is Coming to Charity Donation Boxes

Barclaycard has been running a trial of contactless charity donation boxes, seeing as we always love a chance to pay for things via the futuristic sensation of a tap of a credit card, and the charities involved are saying it's doing the job and boosting receipts. Read More >>

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Contactless Payment Jacket Created for Homeless People

For many of us, this particular period of the year is a time for overindulgence and pampering. However, for homeless people, it’s hell. Read More >>

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Barclaycard’s Pay @ Pump Can Save Us From Cocktail Wankers

Everyone’s been there. Stuck behind the brash, pushy, immaculately dressed, bar-hogging group of media/law/finance wankers, all of whom have about eight equally wankery, banterous, personal space-invading pals stood behind you, barking cocktail orders through your face. Read More >>