Barclaycard will become the first financial services provider in the UK to introduce contactless payments from any NFC enabled Android phone via its app when the service goes live in November.
Forget Apple Pay, forget Samsung Pay, forget about partnering with services such as PayPal. Barclaycard are going it alone and will introduce a contactless payment feature to its existing customer app that will transform NFC-enabled Android phones into a way of making ‘touch and go’ payments.
Barclaycard customers using this new feature in the app will be able to make contactless payments for transactions up to £30 with just a touch of their device and, for the first time, will also be able to make high-value contactless payments of up to £100 by entering their PIN on their mobile device.
Activating the contactless functionality in the Barclaycard app takes less than a minute and after that payment can be made without needing to open an app, enter a PIN or verify with a fingerprint. Barclaycard say that the new feature will be the easiest and quickest way to make contactless payments using a mobile phone in the market.