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Barclaycard Celebrates Contactless Payment on City Buses

Mar 26 2013 12:00AM

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwire) -- 03/26/13 -- To mark the launch of contactless payment technology on London buses, Barclaycard has been highlighting how convenient the new facility makes it for customers to see more of London's iconic landmarks and get around on their daily commute with ease. Along with fun quizzes and useful guides to hidden gems along popular bus routes, fans of the Barclaycard Facebook page were given the chance to win one of seven quintessential London experiences each day.

From buses to breakfast, Barclaycard customers can now pay for everything GBP 20 and under with just a tap. To highlight how easy this makes travelling around the city, seven lucky Barclaycard Facebook fans have won a day out visiting iconic landmarks and enjoying famous London activities. From a shopping spree at Harrods - followed by afternoon tea at the Ritz - to lunch at The Ivy with tickets to a West End show, the experiences encapsulate the best of London and highlight how easy it is to navigate via bus with Barclaycard.

Additionally, Barclaycard hosted a 'contactless breakfast' on the morning of 22 March, giving away free coffee and muffins at six different bus locations across London. The event was designed to highlight the convenience of simply tapping to pay for everything from coffee to rides on city buses.

Along with other purchases of GBP 20 or under, commuters will now be able to use their Barclaycard contactless card to travel around the capital hassle free - for GBP 1.40 a trip, which is less than the cash fare and the same price as Oyster pay as you go. Designed for shopping trips, nights out and every other part of life, going cash free has never been easier, so whether it's buying a morning coffee, picking up a spot of lunch or now for the daily commute, contactless technology is an essential part of the daily routine.

As part of Barclays Retail and Business Banking, Barclaycard has become a leader in offering innovative, convenient and flexible payment options to businesses and consumers alike. The company has established a significant international presence with 28.8 million customers globally and operations in the UK, United States, Europe, and Africa.

Barclaycard is deeply involved in pioneering technology for contactless mobile payments, designed to create seamless integration with the needs of the future. To view a diverse range of credit cards offered by Barclaycard, or for more information about Barclaycard PayTag payments and the latest contactless payment developments, please visit www.barclaycard.co.uk.

The author of this article is a part of a digital marketing agency that works with brands like Barclaycard. The content contained in this article is for information purposes only and should not be used to make any financial decisions.



Contacts:
Lucy Wren
01858 411 600
Lucy.Wren@Barclaycard.co.uk





Source: Marketwire


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