Barclaycard Announces 100 EAT Stores Across The UK To Go Contactless
on: November 2, 2009, 5:08 am
has announced that EAT, a leading sandwich, soup and coffee shop,
will rollout contactless technology and payment across its entire
network of 100 stores from mid November. The rollout of contactless
follows a successful pilot project in 24 London based EAT stores
over the past 18 months.
rollout, which began in March 2008 and will be completed by mid
November, will see contactless
payment available in EAT stores in a range of towns and cities
across the UK including Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge.
These stores join Barclaycard's ever-expanding contactless payment
network, with more than 9,000 outlets now accepting contactless
payments across the UK.
allows customers to purchase items of £10 or under without
the need to enter a PIN or sign, with customers requested to enter
a PIN occasionally for added security.
Salmons, Director of Payment Innovations at Barclaycard commented:
"Contactless is the future of payments and we believe that
contactless payment, via card or mobile phone, is one of the safest
and most secure ways to pay. We welcome this rollout as it demonstrates
how both consumers and retailers are benefiting from the convenience
of quick, secure payments with contactless. Consumer feedback
highlights the growing demand for contactless and we expect EAT
to be amongst the first of many major retailers who will become
contactless enabled over the coming months."
Batsford, Head of IT at EAT commented: "For the last 18 months
we have accepted contactless payments in over 30 stores in London,
and the success and feedback from our customers meant the decision
to rollout contactless across our entire network, was an easy
one to make. Customers across all our stores can now benefit from
a fast, secure way to pay."
and Barclays have issued over four million contactless enabled
cards since Barclaycard
OnePulse credit card launched in September 2007 and have the
highest market share of contactless terminals in the UK. Other
well-known brands such as Prêt a Manger, Coffee Republic,
the National Trust, Books Etc and Yo Sushi also accept contactless
Barclaycard, part of Barclays Global and Retail Commercial Banking
division, is a leading global payment business which helps consumers,
retailers and businesses to make and accept credit
card payments flexibly, and to access short-term credit when
company is one of the pioneers of new forms of payments and is
at the forefront of developing viable contactless and mobile payment
schemes for today and cutting edge forms of payment for the future.
It also issues credit and charge cards to corporate customers
and the UK Government. Barclaycard partners with a wide range
of organisations across the globe to offer their customers or
members payment options and credit.
addition to the UK, Barclaycard operates in the United States,
Europe, Africa and the Middle and Far East.
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