Barclayard has officially introduced contactless payments at London’s Wembley Arena, making it the first contactless music venue in the UK, according to eventmagazine.co.uk.
After only eight months of partnering with the 12,500 person arena , Barclaycard has installed more than 100 contactless terminals at Wembley, enabling customers to make purchases of up to £15 with a simple tap of their credit or debit cards against a reader at the point of sale.
The new system also allows Barclaycard customers to use the venue’s ‘fast track’ entrance, access the Barclaycard Unwind Lounge and get advanced tickets for future events, says eventmagazine.co.uk.
“The music and leisure industry is a fantastic opportunity for contactless, freeing concert-goers from the worry of carrying a wallet or having the correct change,” said Barclaycard head of UK Global Payment Acceptance Stuart Neal. “There’s definitely scope for the implementation of contactless technology across festivals over the coming years – such as that used at Wireless this summer.”
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