Pay by glove with barclaycard
Barclaycard has started testing gloves that you can pay with. The Barclaycard gloves are embedded with a bPay contactless chip that can be linked to a credit or debit card and used to pay for transactions of up to £20. In the same way consumers use a contactless card, the gloves work when tapped on a contactless terminal and payment is processed in an instant. The idea is currently just a concept with a limited number of pairs in use for testing purposes. Mike Saunders, Managing Director of Digital Consumer Payments at Barclaycard said: “At some point most of us have experienced the stress of holding bags full of shopping while trying to find a spare hand to get our card out of our purse or wallet to pay." "Some may have even been subjected to frustration from those piling up in the queue behind them! So when people told us that being able to pay with gloves would take some of the stress out of their Christmas shopping, we wanted to respond positively to shoppers’ demand."

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