Rise in contactless spending limit to £30 expected to encourage adoption of new payment methods


Today sees the limit for contactless payments rise to £30, from the previous limit of £20, in a move that’s expected to deliver a new boost to NFC (near-field communication) payments, and could encourage the wider take-up of mobile payment methods. Already,  figures from MasterCard and Barclaycard show contactless spending has grown (more…)

The new normal: five ways that retail is set to change under the influence of digital shopping


A new round of digital disruption is set to change forever the way shoppers buy, a new report concludes. Retailers will respond by fully digitising the end-to-end customer experience, from the store onwards, predicts Forrester’s The Future of the Retail Experience. Report author Nigel Fenwick says that customers’ expectations of (more…)