ASDA to pilot contactless payments in partnership with Streamline and Visa Europe

The contactless revolution

The new payment system will be trialled in 25 ASDA stores from July (view press release). The contactless technology, provided by Streamline and Visa Europe, will enable customers with contactless cards to make quick payments by simply tapping the Visa payWave reader for small purchases of up to GBP15. The technology is designed to speed up the payment process and reduce queues.

This partnership is the latest step in the contactless revolution that we’re seeing right across the UK. Bringing ASDA on board reinforces how popular and necessary contactless has become,” said Streamline CCO Matthew Rowsell.  

There are currently around 20 million contactless cards in circulation in the UK and this figure is expected to rise to around 30 million by the end of the year.

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