Barclaycard have three new NFC devices for contactless paying

29 June 2015

barclays_logo_2480 There's increased interest in paying for things contactlessly (yes, that's a dreadful and clunky word, but we're sticking with it), and Apple's moves in the area are only going to see that increase.

Of course, Barclaycard have been supporting contactless tech for a while now, but they recently pulled their products as they wanted to do something new. And lo, they came back with three new products to help you pay for things with gadgets (and no, we're not talking about those silly, silly gloves they were looking at).

Barclaycard is releasing three wearable bPay devices, in the form of a wristband, a fob and a sticker. While these might seem familiar to you, Barclaycard assure us that these are different.

For starters, the money botherers have launched a new website and app which allow bPay fanciers to transfer money into their digital wallet, look at their purchases and change payment settings for each individual device. And you don't have to be a Barclays or Barclaycard customer to use them - if you have a UK-issued Visa or Mastercard debit or credit card, you can try these out.

Barclays won't be supporting Apple Pay just yet, but eventually they will. It looks like they've been too busy tinkering with their own thing to be sorting out stuff for another company.

All three devices will go on sale via the bPay website from July 1st and they'll cost you. For a sticker, you'll pay £14.99 for the sticker, £19.99 for the fob and for the wristband, that'll be £24.99 please.

Payments are limited to £20, and from September, that goes up to £30.

TOPICS:   Technology   Banking

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