A British start-up has launched a new wearable contactless payment ring in a fresh attempt to change the way people pay for goods.
Costa Coffee has launched a new reusable cup that also contains contactless payment technology.
Members of the public will be able to use their contactless payment cards to donate £3 to help tackle the “shameful” fact that almost 8,000 people are sleeping rough on London’s streets this winter, the city’s mayor said.
A historic trust in the north-east has now made it possible for people to make contactless donations.
The Edinburgh Fringe is to become the first festival to allow people to use contactless technology to tip street performers, it is understood.
Commuters were treated to an unusual sight in Aberdeen as a bus company looked to the past to promote its new payment system.
Wembley Stadium will introduce contactless ticketing later this month – enabling iPhone and Apple Watch users to enter the turnstiles using a digital ticket on their device.
A local authority is giving out free devices that will protect against contactless bank card fraud.
Barclaycard has created a contactless payment ice cream van that enables customers to pay for and pour their own ice cream in less than a minute.
A bus company has become the first in the North-east to offer a contactless payment scheme - meaning Aberdonians will no longer have to rummage in their pockets for exact change.
Some three billion contactless card transactions have been made across Europe in the last 12 months – with UK consumers being among the biggest users of the technology – according to figures from Visa Europe.