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Apple Pay set to hit the UK in the next two months

Apple Pay set to hit the UK in the next two months

By 8 June 2015

Apple is reportedly going to announce its Apple Pay service in the UK from its World Wide Developer Conference, starting tonight. Apple is also expected to announce a UK launch date of two months time. Apple Pay is already available in the US. Until now... >>

Every store in UK and Europe will accept contactless payments by 2020

Every store in UK and Europe will accept contactless payments by 2020

By 4 June 2015

Although it already seems much more widespread in the UK, contactless payments will be available everywhere in the country and the rest of Europe within the next five years. Mastercard's head of emerging payments products, Mike Cowan, made the claim during... >>

Zwipe and Mastercard combine to announce first contactless payment card with a fingerprint sensor

Zwipe and Mastercard combine to announce first contactless payment card with a fingerprint sensor

By 17 October 2014

Apple Pay might mean that UK iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners will soon be able to use their Touch ID fingerprint sensors to approve payments, while Samsung Galaxy S5 and owners of other biometric sensor-enhanced Android devices are already benefiting from... >>

Apple Pay could take a chunk of $79.2bn for tap payments per year

Apple Pay could take a chunk of $79.2bn for tap payments per year

By 10 September 2014

Apple Pay, the service that will allows people to tap-to-pay using iPhone and Watch, could make the fruit giant a huge amount of money. Sources close to the matter claim that Apple will take a fee for every payment made using its devices. Bloomberg is... >>

Tap to pay by mobile NFC and get a tenner back – is it finally worth ditching the wallet?

Tap to pay by mobile NFC and get a tenner back – is it finally worth ditching the wallet?

By 16 May 2014

Paying by mobile is the future, but one that's coming rather slowly. Now EE is offering an incentive that may draw more users in by giving them money for adoption of tap to pay. EE customers can use the EE Tap Wallet app on certain phones with NFC to... >>

MasterCard and Weve team up so you can tap to pay with your mobile

MasterCard and Weve team up so you can tap to pay with your mobile

By 6 February 2014

A credit card company making it easier to spend your money? No surprise there. But the ability to do so with your mobile, properly at last, thanks to the MasterCard and Weve team up does sound fun. Weve is a joint venture between Vodafone, O2 and EE that... >>

Masterpass by Mastercard digital wallet now available in the UK

Masterpass by Mastercard digital wallet now available in the UK

By 30 July 2013

Mastercard's PayPal-rivalling online digital wallet has now reached the UK. Masterpass allows you pay for online and in-store items using just one click of a button or tap of a screen, with all your card details, shipping and billing address stored in... >>

EE Cash on Tap brings SIM-based mobile payments through MasterCard

EE Cash on Tap brings SIM-based mobile payments through MasterCard

By 3 July 2013

EE today announced Cash on Tap, a mobile payments service in collaboration with MasterCard. The new service will enable mobile payments of amounts up to £20 from a compatible EE handsets. EE says the handset has to have been bought through EE retail... >>

One million London bus journeys paid for with contactless payment cards

One million London bus journeys paid for with contactless payment cards

By 10 April 2013

Transport for London says that in the four months since it started to accept contactless payment cards on London buses, it has registered more than one million journeys paid for with NFC. Latest figures also show that up to 10,000 people are using their... >>

London buses now accept contactless payment, including MasterCard PayPass

London buses now accept contactless payment, including MasterCard PayPass

By 13 December 2012

PayPass, MasterCard's contactless payment system, is accepted on London Buses as, from today, you can pay for your fare with NFC transactions as well as Oyster cards. You can now use any contactless payment-enabled credit, debit or charge card on the... >>