There are now 22.5 million contactless cards in circulation - over 17.2 million issued by Barclays Group alone³.
Our contactless solutions can be either standalone or integrated into your existing point-of-sale solution. Payments are usually authorised instantly, just like any other card transaction, only faster but just as securely.
Barclaycard has been at the forefront of contactless technology ever since the launch of the first cards in 2007. We're continuing to lead the way and in May 2011, together with Orange, launched Quick Tap - the UK's first contactless mobile phone payments service. It allows consumers to make purchases on the high street using their mobile phone.
"Too often we'd seen potential customers leave the store because the queue was too long. We were keen to put a stop to this."
"The advice and assistance we received from Barclaycard in both the development and implementation processes was second to none. In addition, once the technology was ready for installation, Barclaycard provided thorough training for our staff."
Head of IT, EAT
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This year, contactless payments are arriving on mobile phones thanks to Barclaycard PayTag. It’s the next chapter in the contactless story and puts this convenient way to pay on something your customers have in their hands ever day.
PayTag allows you to accept payments in the same way as contactless cards so you can process transactions quickly. Great for your customers and great for your business.
Learn more about PayTag