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Pay at the Pump, and get drunk!

Unless you’re trying to use the M6 Toll, a lot of places will now let you pay for stuff using your phone. With 1 in 5 payments now made via contactless, it seems to be the future. Transactions of up to £30 can be “tapped” and won’t need …

Vodafone Wallet with PayPal – Hands on

Paying for things has taken a massive leap forward in recent years. Money seems to be getting used less and less, and instead I’m tapping my bank card on terminals in supermarkets, on vending machines and through toll booths. It’s simple, it’s quick and it’s really easy. Now, …

Confirmed – The UK gets no NFC in the HTC Desire 10

I’ve started to develop a bit of a habit now – leaving the house without my wallet. At work the canteen and the vending machines all use contactless payments. When I get fuel – call it Apple Pay, call it Android Pay – the petrol station, the supermarket, …

Android Pay in the UK. Finally… err.. announced as coming soon

For UK Android users it’s still not quite the news we were hoping for. iPhone users can whizz through the London Underground and pay for items easily with their devices, but Android owners still have to use a card to tap their way through. OK yes, that’s not …

Android Pay arriving in the UK at the end of next month

After what feels like an age it appears that Android Pay is finally making the journey across the pond to the UK. The Telegraph is reporting that Google will launch the mobile payments system in the UK at the end of March. Since Apple Pay’s debut in the …

How Digital Pay will appear in businesses

Back in December, we put up a thorough piece on the future of Digital Pay as it relates to our day-to-day purchasing habits. Much of the discussion was dedicated to online shopping and the habits we form buying goods on the Internet. But the advent of Digital Pay …

Improvements made in payment options

Paying for goods and services has always been a simple process, but in recent years it’s seemingly become even easier. In the past, options essentially involved either cash or a cheque, yet debit and credit cards have swiftly become commonplace among cash and cheques, paving the way for …

Apple Pay: Coming to UK on July 14th?

Apple Pay. The unapologetically Apple payment system which aims to replace plastic (see what I did there?). 9to5Mac reports that Apple Pay will launch in the UK on July 14th 2015, and its sources are very, very specific. Another retailer shows the same date, with training kicking off …

EE Cash on Tap now available for London Underground

EE are really pushing forward with their NFC payment service they call ‘Cash on Tap’, and what might be one of the most exciting and most convenient services has just been added. EE customers with the Cash on Tap service can now use this for the London Underground. …

Accept card payments, using your smartphone

I like to show my family just how rich and successful I am, so just last week I was making use of a discount voucher in Pizza Hut. After gorging myself on large amounts of “endless salad” and “unlimited soft drinks” I was sadly too fat to walk …

Analyst – Microsoft rake in $2 billion a year from Android

We’re never overly keen on “analysts” who “estimate” figures, but we’ve known for quite some time that Microsoft have been making a good return from patent royalties. Put simply, Google have to pay Microsoft a fee for every Android handset because of Microsoft patents used in the OS. …

Text payments service to launch in UK in Spring 2014

UK mobile users will be able to send and receive money by sharing only their phone number by Spring 2014, the Payments Council has said. Account owners will be asked by their banks if they want to opt-in to a database that will allow the sending of money …

PayPal for Windows Phone is now available

PayPal has always been one of those apps that was missing from the Windows Phone Marketplace, third party developers stepped into the void and kept us going. Yesterday afternoon the official PayPal app finally became available to install. SEND & REQUEST MONEY Whether you want to send a …

UK mobile payments platform gets the go-ahead

The European Commission today gave clearance for the joint venture between Everything Everywhere, O2 and Vodafone to bring an open mobile commerce solution to the UK. In a statement from the companies, they announced their intention to get the system off the ground as quickly as possible. The …

Vodafone & Visa To Offer NFC

Vodafone and Visa have announced a deal to bring NFC to the masses this year using your smartphone.  Orange have been actively promoting NFC since joining Everything Everywhere group especially and now Vodafone are getting in on the game Full (and long) press release below…. Near Field Communication, or NFC …

Networks Join To Promote Mobile Ads & Payments

Here in the UK mobile companies Everything Everywhere (which run Orange and T-Mobile), Vodafone and Telefonica (who run O2) have joined together to create a new mobile marketing and payment giant which will help speed up the rollout of mobile payments and using new technology such as NFC. …

Orange Quick Tap is here

In February we had a great chat with Anne Bouverot from Orange. She’s the head of mobile services and was keen to tell us about the new contactless payment technology that was being rolled out with Barclaycard. The system has now gone fully live with a dedicated site …