Orange and Barclaycard launch contactless credit card

Orange and Barclaycard launch contactless credit card
Orange and Barclaycard have partnered to launch a contactless credit card that will allow customers to earn reward points.

Card users will be able to make payments using contactless technology for purchases of £10 and under. Text messages will automatically be sent on a weekly and monthly basis allowing customers to keep control of their spending. Customers will also be able to control their spending by activating budget controls.

For every £1 spent, customers will be able to earn points to spend in stores such as HMV and Marks and Spencer, as well as discounts on Orange products and tickets to events.

Orange VP of wholesale, business development and partnerships, Marc Overton, said: 'A key part of our UK strategy is to grow and evolve our business, whilst at the same time provide extra value for our customers. In partnering with Barclaycard, we believe we're doing just that, and today's announcement is the next exciting step in the journey to the future world of consumers paying for everyday goods on their mobile phone.'

Barclaycard managing director, Chris Wood, said: 'We are seeing demand from both retailers and customers for ever more convenient ways to pay and accept payment and believe that mobile and contactless technologies are key to meeting those needs. This announcement shows how, in partnership with Orange, Barclaycard is starting to make mobile contactless payments a step closer for UK consumers.'
Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today


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