Nationwide has carried out a contactless payment transaction 100,000 feet above the earth in extremely cold conditions.
Paul Horlock, head of payments at Nationwide Building Society, says: “Making a contactless payment at 100,000 feet presented unique challenges to our team, but it seemed a fitting celebration of this remarkable technology and our plans to roll out contactless capabilities to our credit cards later this year.”
Amazon have recently launched their new in-store innovation service, Amazon Go.
Google's Android Pay is getting into the festive spirit in the UK by introducing some Christmas rewards on its payment app. It also announces better interaction with Transport for London and Uber.
Mastercard partners with Apple on Apple Pay’s Spain launch and rolls out selfie payments in Latin America
The American tech giant has launched its mobile payment service, Apple Pay, in Spain, partnering with Mastercard, Carrefour and American Express.
Payment terminals have stayed the same over the last 10 years, with steady advances in contactless and mobile wallet transactions. Retailers and brands are making a conscious effort to get closer to consumers.