Tag: payment

Mobile-Friendly Point of Sales Solutions: What you need to know

We’re now at a point where 27 per cent of all online purchases are made via a mobile device such as a smartphone or a tablet. As this continues to increase in size as well as influence, it is important that business owners keep pace and update their …

Solid reasons to use mobile banking

My wife was chatting to me recently about one of our first holidays abroad. I’d started to do some IT contracting and she had got her first full-time job. We treated ourselves and off we went, on the first holiday together. Trouble was, a few days into the …

Get paying with your own ring

According to stats from Mastercard, there’s some 17 million Brits now ready to pay for goods with wearable devices. That’s over a quarter of British shoppers, who are probably already familiar with tapping their smartphones against card machines up and down the land. They’re currently trying contactless payments …

Still just using your debit card to pay? Make the switch!

One thing that can annoy me is when things are presumed. As an example, some people assume that all channels delivered via a satellite dish have to be paid for. They don’t, and you can plug a satellite receiver in and get a whole stack of additional channels …

Top five ways to store money on your phone

I drive my wife crazy on a weekly basis it seems. It tends to happen when she asks if I’ve got any loose change. I don’t. I very rarely do. At work, the vending machines and the staff restaurant – they’re all “tap to pay”. When I go …

Android Pay – Pull a cracker this Christmas

Using Android Pay could result in a nice gift this festive season. Just use your phone to pay for something and you’ll be in with a chance of winning one of 100,000 prizes. Get a cracker every time you use Android Pay “through Dec 31”,  which apparently is how …

Capture and clone contactless cards easily. Dodgy as.

I saw this particular item appear on a promoted tweet this morning and had to check I wasn’t going mad. For just over £126, it’ll capture your tap-to-pay card information and will then clone it. The result, after just a few minutes carrying the thing on the tube, …

The M6 Toll – Not quite contactless, actually

Yesterday, for a special treat, I used the M6 Toll road. It’s just a couple of miles from my house and takes around 20 minutes off my journey but I, along with many, many, many other people, simply don’t use it due to the insane cost. At £5.50 …

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, …

EE update “Add to Plan” accessory offering

If, for example, a phone was to be released that would make it slightly more difficult to use wired headphones, you might want to consider Bluetooth ones. Trouble is, some of these can be a bit pricey. Also, even if you want a good set of wired ones, …

Curve, One Card To Rule Them All – Review

If you carry more than one payment card, you need Curve. Curve combines all your cards into a single card controlled with an app on your smartphone. The London based team behind Curve wanted to transform the way we manage and spend our money and set up at …

Fancy 90% off your Google Play prices? Listen up

Paying for your apps in Google Play usually involves your credit or debit card of some sort. However, Vodafone have come up with a plan to make it a bit simpler and, for six months, you get a whacking 90% off some Google Play apps and games t’boot. …

Getting started with Android Pay – A 6-step guide

Getting started with Android Pay is ridiculously easy and follows similar steps that iPhone users may be familiar with. As Android Pay has only become available in the UK today, we thought it wise to give you a brief look at the setup process, which goes a little …

Android Pay – It’s finally here

MasterCard are first off the line this morning with the announcement that Android Pay is finally available in the apparent sleepy backwater that is the UK. All you need is a compatible Android phone with NFC. It’s not just MasterCard though. Everybody has been in touch with us …

Pay for fuel with your phone at Shell

If I ever get my phone out whilst filling up the car, a dull monotone voice usually bellows out across the petrol station PA system… “Pump 4, put your phone away please.” Now though, it seems that some petrol stations actually want you to use your smartphone. A …

Take card payments with iZettle

iZettle is a really handy and affordable way of taking card payments using your mobile phone.  No longer do you have to be a big business or shop to be able to receive card payments, perfect if you are always buying lunch at work or for friends who …

Is NFC About to Take Off in the UK with the Galaxy SIII ?

Barely a couple of days after Everything Everywhere announced that they have teamed up with Mastercard comes another announcement, this time from Orange, one of the partners in the EE stable. Some time ago, Orange launched Quick Tapp with the Samsung Tocco Light.  This enabled NFC payments to be …

Late developer payments for Android devs

Google. An amazing company. Amazing products, an amazing experience. However, their customer service has always been a massive fail. I’ve seen websites vanish from Google after getting removed from search listings and, for over 10 years now, we’ve tried unsuccessfully to get into Google News, every time with …