- In the UK the number of cards in issue with contactless functionality is 32.5 million, whil...
- In the UK the number of cards in issue with contactless functionality is 31.9 million, whil...
- In the UK the number of cards in issue with contactless functionality is 31.3 million, whil...
Update on UK Rollout >>
This page has been designed to enable retailers to get an understanding of the status of rollout in the UK.
To date, the following organisations have issued Contactless cards:
- Capital One
- Co-operative Bank Plc
- Barclays (Barclays Bank and Barclaycard)
- Lloyds Banking Group (Halifax)
- Newcastle Building Society
- The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (NatWest and RBS)
We understand that the following retailers are now accepting Contactless cards.:
- AMT Coffee
- Caffe Nero
- Coffee Republic
- Co-op Pharmacy
- Costa Coffee
- David Lloyd
- Gourmet Burger Kitchen
- J D Weatherspoon
- Little Chef
- M6 Toll
- Marks and Spencer
- National Trust
- Paul's Bakers
- Post Office
- West Cornwall Pasty
- WH Smith
Shown below, a number of organisations have chosen to provide a specific statement describing their achievements, plans and aspirations for contactless rollout in the UK.
Capital One 23/07/12
Capital One is keen to launch a contactless card at some point in the near future and is in the process of assessing the business case and technological impacts of doing so.
Lloyds Banking Group 23/07/12
We remain committed to the current contactless initiatives, to date we have issued 1.5 million contactless cards and we are currently progressing plans for further issuance across our brands in 2012 and 2013.
We are aiming to have contactless enabled cards rolled out to all MBNA and our partner brand customers by early 2013.
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group 10/07/12
RBSG continues its commitment to Contactless technology recently issuing cards to NatWest customers in London. Contactless is available on request and it is intended that Contactless capability will be provided as standard functionality to many of our customers in future.
Co-operative Bank 10/07/12
The Co-operative Bank will commence card issuance to replace existing selected debit and credit cards from August 2012 as they are due for reissue. All new customers will automatically be issued a card with contactless functionality so that they can take advantage of the convenience and speed that contactless provides.
American Express 10/07/12
American Express, in its continued commitment to Contactless payments in the UK, has a fully Contactless enabled network which already handles Contactless transactions for both proprietary and partner issued cards.
HSBC Bank Plc is currently reviewing the market for opportunities in the Contactless arena. Our customers will continue to be able to apply for HSBC Bank and HSBC Premier Credit Cards, if they call in.
Nationwide Building Society 26/06/12
Nationwide is interested in issuing contactless cards and is currently reviewing its product proposition and the internal requirements to issue contactless cards.
Barclays and Barclaycard are the leading issuer of contactless credit and debit cards, with over 11 million in the market, which represents 85% of all contactless cards in the UK. Between January and December 2010, our monthly usage figures for contactless more than doubled, thanks to ever greater customer awareness and a growing number of outlets accepting contactless. 2011 is an important year for us, as thanks to our partnership with Everything Everywhere, it will be the year contactless mobile payments become a reality for our customers. Our commercial contactless mobile phone payment solution, a UK first, will launch in the UK in the second quarter of 2011.
Citigroup / Egg 16/05/11
Citi have already issued Contactless cards; and are engaged with the industry on developments in the Contactless environment.