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Lakeland adopts contactless payment

Thursday February 16 2012

Creative kitchenware retailer to roll out Chip and PIN-based NFC payment with Barclaycard and Visa Europe

Creative kitchenware retailer to roll out Chip and PIN-based NFC payment with Barclaycard and Visa Europe

 

Lakeland today announced that it is partnering with Barclaycard and Visa Europe to offer its customers contactless payments.

 

From 30 June 2012, all 57 Lakeland stores will accept Near Field Communications (NFC) based contactless card and mobile payments, allowing customers a faster and more convenient way to pay.

 

Extending merchant banking relationship

 

Gary Marshall, Lakeland director of operations, stated: “Like Barclaycard, Lakeland offers customers innovative products that make life easier, so working together made perfect sense. We have strong values of quality and customer care, as a result we’re committed to meeting our customers’ needs – from the items in our range to payments at the till.”

 

The retailer also recently launched a mobile-optimised website integrated directly with its core e-commerce systems.

 

Richard Armstrong, head of UK payment acceptance at Barclaycard added: “It’s fantastic to see a well-known brand such as Lakeland recognising the benefit that contactless technology can bring to their customers and their business. With their day-to-day banking already with Barclays, we’re delighted to be able to partner with Lakeland again to provide their customers with more payment options.”

 

Since 2007 Barclaycard and Barclays said they have to date issued over 15 million contactless debit and credit cards and put contactless terminals in more than 56,000 retail outlets.