Barclaycard, Orange launch contactless credit card

Barclaycard, Orange launch contactless credit card

Summary: The card allows users to make payments of up to £10 by waving the it over an NFC reader, similar to the Oyster smartcards used by London commuters

TOPICS: Networking

Barclaycard and Orange have launched a contactless credit card — the first fruit of a strategic partnership between the credit card company and network operator announced last year.

The contactless credit card includes technology that enables users to make payments of up to £10 by waving the card over an NFC reader — in much the same way London commuters pay for their journeys using an Oyster card.

Barclaycard - contactless credit card
The contactless credit card from Barclaycard and Orange

The card also has a mobile tie-in, with automated SMS alerts to help customers keep track of their balance and payment due dates, and customisable SMS spending alerts, plus the ability to set spending caps and even block usage online, abroad and for high-value transactions.

For more on this story, see Barclaycard and Orange unwrap contactless credit card on

Topic: Networking

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  • Stray sentences?

    Looks like a sentence from another article has strayed in here... unless the Blackberry presenter is somehow connected to this credit card?
    James B-c7f32
  • Not much new here

    I've had contactless payment on my Mastercard for a few years now. I believe also have one.

    I've only been able to use it once as nowhere accepts it. Maybe supermarkets need to start accepting it at express lanes for it to catch on.
  • Thanks for the catch

    Hi James,

    Many thanks for pointing out the errant sentence in the story to us. We've taken it out now. I appreciate your helping us make sure that we get rid of these glitches.

    All the best,

    Karen Friar