MedGizmo - Britain Enjoys bPay Contactless Payment Wearables
24.09.2015, 09:45

Britain Enjoys bPay Contactless Payment Wearables

bPay your way
Welcome to the contactless world of bPay - giving you choice of how you pay and making buying fun, fast and secure. At the heart of it is a pre-paid account that links to most major credit or debit cards and can be used with any bPay device.
Where can you use bPay?
Thousands of your favourite places, shops and travel locations are now going contactless  From supermarkets to high streets, the daily commute to a taxi home, catching a film to grabbing a bite - use bPay for anything £30 and under, all with simple contactless payments.

 Connecting bPay to your mobile
Integrate the bPay mobile app with your contactless device for instant connectivity. When you spend, your mobile knows – seamlessly track spending within your detailed activity tracker, top up on the go using most major debit or credit cards and update your account settings whenever you need to.

What is contactless?
Imagine being able to buy a coffee, a sandwich or even a train ticket without carrying cash. Contactless technology lets you do exactly that – just touch your device on the reader to make payments of £30 and under, quickly and safely. Just look for the contactless symbol

Is bPay only for Barclays or Barclaycard customers?
No. Any one of your customers with a MasterCard or Visa debit or credit card, registered to a UK address, can apply for a bPay account.

Is bPay secure for customers?
bPay is very secure. Our contactless chip utilises the latest advanced security features required by the payment card industry. Payments are processed through the same secure technology as your Chip and PIN transactions.
Contactless transactions are also covered by the same fraud protection as Chip and PIN. If your customer loses their device, they should contact bPay directly to immediately apply a block to their account.

Wearables at Work shortlist - will bPay get your vote?

By Management Today Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Cards are so last century. Here's the future - a contactless payment system you wear on your wrist.

Competition in the brand new MT/PA Consulting Wearables at Work Awards is hotting up. In the first of a week-long series of profiles, we take a look at the seven entries that have made the shortlist.

Today’s candidate is bPay from Barclays, a wristband gadget which you can use to buy anything up to £20. Even at artisan prices, that’s more than enough for a few coffees or even a modest round of drinks.

bPay - A contactless payment system you wear on your wrist.

The days of carrying half your body weight in loose change were numbered as soon as contactless technology was born. Now Barclaycard has hammered another nail in the inconvenient payment coffin by putting that technology into a wearable device.

With a simple swipe of your wrist, you can make any payment up to £20, anywhere in the world. Connecting bPay to your mobile allows for easy, on-the-go money management, but it also has the potential to double as your firm’s access card.

Tens of thousands of people have already bought one already, but through Barclaycard’s existing infrastructure it has the potential to be rolled out to the entire population over the age of 12.

24.09.2015, 09:45
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