By Tim Maytom
Barclaycard has rolled out a new range of wearable devices aimed at making contactless payments easier for customers and businesses to implement, supported by a multi-platform app and digital wallet service.
Following the successful launch of its bPay band during last year’s Pride in London festival and British Summer Time concert series (which were sponsored by the payments firm), the company saw registrations for its wearable payment system jump following TfL’s adoption of contactless in September.
The expansion of the range adds a keyfob and NFC sticker to the redesigned wristband, all of which link to a digital wallet that can be used to pay for transactions up to £20, rising to £30 when the contactless payment limit increases in September.
The range is available to anyone with a UK-registered Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card, not just Barclaycard and Barclays customers, with users able to add funds to their wallet using the mobile app or an online portal, with an option to top-up the wallet automatically when it falls below a certain level.
The app also enables users to monitor their transactions in real time, transfer funds on the go and manage the settings for each device linked …read more
Source:: Mobile App News