Posts Tagged ‘Contactless Payments’

UK’s largest bus operator to offer contactless payments

September 6, 2011 at 12:00 pm

FirstGroup, the UK’s largest bus and rail operator, announced to invest £27m to fit contactless card readers to its 5,000 strong bus fleet in England, outside London by 2012. The company intends to be the first bus operator outside London to offer customers contactless payments and will affect 2.5 million daily customers.  The new ticket […]

Contactless card payment specifications

January 31, 2011 at 11:31 am

EMV has become firmly established as the global standard for processing transactions using Chip and PIN cards, and the specifications are managed by EMVCo (which is owned by Visa, MasterCard, JCB and American Express). However, with Contactless payment cards there has never been a universal standard – instead the card schemes have chosen to define […]