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Barclaycard Contactless system adds more retailers

Barclaycard contactless is to receive a consumer awareness boost as EAT. and London branches of Subway both launch in-store marketing campaigns to highlight that customers can use contactless enabled debit and credit cards to make purchases of £15 and under.

The in-store ads and point-of-sale material have started appearing in EAT. with the aim of making the millions of contactless cardholders in the capital aware that they can make transactions quicker and easier. The marketing campaign and roll out of contactless in EAT. and Subway shops in London have been run in partnership with Barclaycard, the biggest provider of contactless debit and credit card payment terminals in the UK.

The campaign seeks to raise the profile of the contactless symbol, which is common to both the cards with the relevant technology and the retail outlets that are able to accept payment by contactless.

Stuart Neal, head of UK payment acceptance, Barclaycard, said: “We are working with our retailers to champion contactless, helping raise consumer awareness of a step change in payment technology. With so many consumers already able to pay without the need to enter their PIN and more retailers discovering the benefits of adopting contactless payment, educating customers this year is going to be key, as the technology becomes more commonplace.”

The news of the in-store contactless marketing drive follows the recent announcement that Barclaycard will be installing contactless payment terminals in Wembley Arena, following its sponsorship of the entertainment venue.

Website: http://www.barclaycard.co.uk/personal-home/contactless/


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