Orange and Barclaycard launch mobile payment app

Orange and Barclaycard have launched the first mobile phone payment service today – a Mobile Interactive Group-designed app which allows the purchase of goods that cost less than £15 using a contactless in-store reader.

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The Quick Tap service, which requires no chip and pin, is available on the Samsung Tocco Lite phone and allows users to transfer up to £100 of funds on to the device before making single transactions of up to £15.

The service will roll-out across other devices but is not available to download and currently only comes pre-loaded on the Tocco Lite. 

Orange Quick Tap utilises NFC technology already in use. This is the system available for contactless debit and credit cards – of which there are already 12.9 million in circulation.

Both Orange and Barclaycard claim the new system is completely secure but a security pin, entered before each transaction is only optional. 

Barclaycard and Orange say, ‘The launch proposition will use a secure SIM-based approach to mobile payments providing a single point of contact for customer care as well as ensuring enhanced payment security for customers.’

Mobile Interactive Group refused to comment on design details. Advertising creative has been designed by Iris. 

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