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Apple Pay dominates US contactless payments

Apple Pay is dominating contactless payments in the US, taking two thirds of the share.

For every $3 spent on all purchases using contactless payments, Apple Pay accounts for $2 across the three biggest US card networks – American Express, MasterCard and Visa.

Apple Pay supports credit and debit cards from the three payment networks, issued by the most popular US banks including Bank of America, Capital One Bank, Chase, Citi and Wells Fargo.

Launched in Autumn 2014, Apple boss Time Cook quite

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Contactless technology is helping to beat cancer sooner.

Cancer Research UK is taking advantage of technology in order to raise funds digitally through its shop windows.

Using a new ‘contactless giving’ technology, the charity can now accept donations from the public as they pass by its stores and interactive windows. £2 can be donated to the charity just by tapping a contactless debit or credit card on the window. Once a donation is made, an interactive screen will show the supporter how their money will be used to fund the charity’s life-saving

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UK banks question Apple Pay over data concerns

The much-awaited launch of ‘Apple Pay’, the service that could convince consumers to pay with mobile phones, is currently under pressure as the UK’s leading banks question data access, among other terms.

Apple hopes to introduce its iPhone ‘wave and pay’ service, Apple Pay, to the high street in the first half of 2015, however this timing could be effected if current negotiations between Apple and at least one of the biggest banks aren’t cleared up in good time.

The leading cause for

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Barclaycard fights queues with contactless glove

Wearable payment technology in the form of gloves is being trialled by Barclaycard this Christmas at some of the UK’s 300,000 contactless locations.

Following a survey of 2,000 respondents, in which Barclaycard asked British shoppers – which wearable payment item would you like to see created? Gloves came out on top.

Barclaycard is now using the glove to tackle consumers’ top Christmas shopping pet hate of long queues when paying for shopping at the till.

The ‘tap and pay’ gloves aim

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Technology rises in US hospitality

Technology use, mobile in particular, in US restaurants is on the up. Information about a restaurant, viewing menus, reading online reviews, using rewards and special deals, and ordering takeout or delivery are the top usages; this is followed by looking up nutrition information and paying for meals.

Customers’ reasons for not using technology included a preference for dealing with people, not knowing how to use the devices, as well as not trusting the tools to work correctly.

The National Restaurant

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