Barclaycard announced it will have issued at least a million contactless cards in the UK by the end of this year. Including its O2 trial, which involves NFC payments, it now has 6,000 terminals that accept contactless payments as well.
What has helped spark this growth are well-known merchants jumping on board with contactless payments. These include Coffee Republic, EAT, The National Trust and Yo! Sushi. In addition, Barclaycard says it will announce other big name retailers in the next few months. Another reason for the growth is the release a year ago of the Barclaycard OnePulse that’s tied to London’s popular Oyster card.
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