More than 30m contactless payment cards have been issued in the UK. But some Marks & Spencer customers are finding their new contactless cards are more trouble than they’re worth.
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Mobile payments – it sounds like a great idea. But when you have to create four new passwords to get past the security, is it any wonder I made a muppet of myself in the Which? Money podcast?
There’s a digital revolution going on in banking, with our mobile phones and tablets at the core. Have you enthusiastically thrown yourself into mobile banking, or are you still cautious?
Contactless cards have yet to take off in a big way. But is that because people are reluctant to use the technology? Or is it due to retailers setting arbitrary ‘minimum payment’ limits that clearly defeat the point?
Are you worried about the security of using new technology? Barclays hit the headlines after fears customers using contactless bank cards may have had their data stolen via ‘secret swiping’ techniques.
Barclays has launched a new smartphone application, called Pingit, which allows you to transfer money just by using someone’s mobile number. Can it revolutionise the way we bank?
A new microchip wristband has been developed for festival goers to top up with money and use as a payment method. It’s being introduced at a few festivals this year, so cashless festivals could be closer than we think.
Q: What’s quick, easy and stays inside your wallet? A: A ‘contactless’ card. But what happens when it’s too quick and easy and you end up using this payment without even choosing to? That’s what happened to me…
Modern technology continues to make shopping more convenient, with easy-to-use apps and devices that make cards redundant. So should we stop and ask whether money is becoming too easy to spend?
Smartphones cause knife crime. That might sound a little extreme, but it could be true. Robberies at knifepoint are apparently up by 7% since last year, and smartphones were implicated as one of the major causes.
The London Assembly is currently consulting on a new contactless payment system for public transport to rival the Oyster card system. The big question is: why? Is there something wrong with the current option?
mCommerce, or buying, selling and banking on your mobile, is growing in popularity. Surprisingly lots of you seem to be up for it – but would you be worried about making payments on your smartphone?
Orange and Barclays have teamed up to produce the first mobile phone you can ‘tap and pay’ with on payments under £15. Convenient, yes. But will it be safe – and more importantly, will it take off?
A new contactless payment system could spell the end for credit and debit cards. But with the system now reaching our mobile phones, is technology killing traditional banking services?