Tag: MasterCard

Barclaycard meets social networking

I guess it is an age thing, but I was surprised to see a Barclaycard running on the MasterCard network. In my day Barclaycard seemed to become Visa and Access became MasterCard (I do know that it wasn’t quite like that!). Anyway,

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OFT orders banks to be clear on holiday money charges

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) told the banking industry to make charges for overseas transactions more easily understood by improving credit card summary box information and by revamping websites so that customers will be able to see, at a

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First NFC smartphones certified as MasterCard PayPass approved devices

Research In Motion announced the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and BlackBerry Curve 9360 smartphones are the first SIM-based NFC smartphones to be certified by MasterCard Worldwide as PayPass-approved devices. With this certification, any MasterCard PayPass-issuing bank globally will be able to

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Success of Isle of Wight trial will see cashless festivals take off next year

With the festival season in full swing both organisers and festival goers are suffering the usual headache of managing cash with the average queue at the ATM reported as over an hour. However Intelligent Venue Solutions (IVS), who have over

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Music fans give thumbs up to contactless

Festival-goers put MasterCard prepaid contactless-enabled wristbands to the test during the UK’s 2011 Isle of Wight Festival and a resounding 100% said they would use the technology at future events. The vast majority of those using the PayPass prepaid wristbands

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MasterCard says NFC will be embraced by the younger generation

According to the recently released results of a survey from MasterCard; it looks like the public, especially the younger generation, are willing to embrace NFC if it ever becomes the standard method of payment in the future. Though it wasn’t

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1,000 UK retailers set to accept contactless payments

eMoney News Around 1,000 UK retailers are set to accept contactless smart card payments this year, it has been revealed. via 1,000 UK retailers set to accept contactless payments. What we choose to carry in our wallets is an important

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