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  • British banks to accept photos of cheques through smartphones, says UK Treasury
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    British banks to accept photos of cheques through smartphones, says UK Treasury

    By 27 December 2013

    Almost four years late to the game, British banks will soon have to accept photos of cheques captured via smartphones, reducing the processing time from six days to two, according to the UK Treasury. Banks like JP Morgan Chase in the US have accepted...

  • Barclays Cloud Is launched for online banking customers to keep their documents as safe as their money
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    Barclays Cloud Is launched for online banking customers to keep their documents as safe as their money

    By 18 September 2013

    US bank Barclays has launched a cloud storage solution for its customers so that they can store important documents in a safe online locker that is tied to their online banking accounts. Barclays Cloud It is an unlimited online document management service...

  • App of the day: Barclays Mobile Banking review (Android)
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    App of the day: Barclays Mobile Banking review (Android)

    By 17 June 2013

    It makes the world go round but you can't buy love with it. It walks, it talks, it's the root of all evil, but all we want is dirty cash. The country has none, but fortunately banks do, and some of that filthy lucre goes into app development. Mother always...

  • Barclays switches to voice recognition for phone banking
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    Barclays switches to voice recognition for phone banking

    By 9 May 2013

    Barclays Wealth is to start using a voice recognition system developed by the company behind Apple's Siri for its phone banking. Called Nuance FreeSpeech, it can check to see if a person is who they say they are, via voice recognition, and then inform...

  • Barclays Pingit money transfer app now open to all
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    Barclays Pingit money transfer app now open to all

    By 12 April 2012

    Barclays mobile payment service Pingit has now been made available to all. It means customers will be able to make and receive payments to each other no matter what bank they use. Pingit enables users to transfer money and make payments by simply using...

  • APP OF THE DAY: Barclays Pingit review (iOS, BlackBerry and Android)
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    APP OF THE DAY: Barclays Pingit review (iOS, BlackBerry and Android)

    By 16 February 2012

    Mobile payments is an area of much debate. It’s obviously the way of the future to be able to send funds over and between mobile phones but there ae enormous issues of security and, probably more importantly, customer trust to overcome. Nonetheless,...

  • Infographic: Football banter, Twitter-style
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    Infographic: Football banter, Twitter-style

    By 9 February 2011

    Barclays has produced this fascinating infographic that shows how Twitter was a hot-bed of activity for football fans during the transfer deadline day shenanigans. Analysing Twitter traffic using Sysomos' Media Analysis Platform (MAP) Barclays looked...

  • EAT to offer contactless payment nationwide
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    EAT to offer contactless payment nationwide

    By 2 November 2009

    Barclaycard has announced another high street retailer is to roll out a contactless payment system for its OnePulse cards. Sandwich, soup and cofee shop EAT is to offer wave and pay transactions across its entire chain of 100 stores from mid-November....

  • Orange and Barclaycard team up for contactless phone payments
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    Orange and Barclaycard team up for contactless phone payments

    By 9 March 2009

    Orange and Barclaycard have announced a partnership to develop "a range of mobile, financial and payment services that will change the way we pay". The companies will launch co-branded products and services that will let their combined 28 million customers...

  • Barclays announces contactless debit cards
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    Barclays announces contactless debit cards

    By 7 January 2009

    Barclays has announced it is to offer contactless Visa debit cards to its customers. From March, most Barclays debit cards that are issued or reissued will have contactless technology built in as standard. Barclays says this will mean more than three...

  • Pret A Manger to roll out contactless payment
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    Pret A Manger to roll out contactless payment

    By 27 November 2008

    Pret A Manger has announced it is to offer contactless payment facilities following a successful trial in London. The sandwich shop chain said it will roll-out the integrated contactless electronic point-of-sale systems to 171 UK stores. Due to be completed...

  • O2 reports results of NFC Wallet trial
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    O2 reports results of NFC Wallet trial

    By 2 September 2008

    O2 has released the results of its NFC-based "Wallet" trial and the findings look positive for the future of contactless payment in the UK. In Europe's largest ever such experiment the O2 Wallet trial took place over 6 months and involved 500 guinea pigs...

  • Clarkson stung after bank prank
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    Clarkson stung after bank prank

    By 8 January 2008

    Topgear presenter, Sun columnist and general all-round big mouth Jeremy Clarkson is currently eating humble-pie after a bank prank backfired and cost him £500 (so far). Clarkson published his bank details in his tabloid column in a bid to prove that...

  • Barclays launches Oyster-flavoured Barclaycard
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    Barclays launches Oyster-flavoured Barclaycard

    By 15 August 2007

    First announced last December, Barclays is now accepting pre-order-style sign-ups for its Barclaycard with Oyster functionality. Be warned though - the card, called the Barclaycard OnePulse - will be a credit, rather than debit card. Having signed up...

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    Barclays to offer customers free F-Secure Anti Virus software

    By 26 May 2006

    Barclays Bank has announced that it will provide its two million online banking customers with a free 2-year license of F-Secure Anti Virus to help protect them against the unsavoury side of the web. "Studies show that nearly two-thirds of home PCs don't...