Barclaycard will enable contactless payments from any Android device via an app. The new ‘pay by mobile’ feature will allow users to complete contactless transactions, and continues from its range of bpay wearables, which launched earlier this year.
The banking brand claims that the ‘pay by mobile’ service will be the fastest method of mobile payments.
Mike Saunders, MD of digital consumer payments at Barclaycard, said: ‘We’re constantly looking for new ways to revolutionise payments. These new features transform Android phones into a mobile hub for our customers, allowing them to manage their account on the go, make contactless payments up to £100, and have a lost or stolen card instantly re-issued – letting them continue to make contactless payments straight away.’
The new service sees Barclaycard attempt to shake up the mobile payment game. The brand was a noticeable absence from the line-up of UK banking brands that partnered with Apple for the launch of its mobile payment service.
The ‘pay by mobile’ service will look to compete with Apple Pay following its launch in November, with the new feature available across London transport, as well as at more than 300,000 locations nationwide.