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London venue gains contactless payment system


Dec 16, 2010 | News

Wembley Arena has become the first music venue in the UK to use Barclaycard's contactless payments system.

Barclaycard customers visiting the London venue to see their favourite band or artist play will be able to pay for tickets and refreshments valued under £15 just by holding their card against a special reader.

This saves time as it removes the need for people to enter their pin or search their pockets for cash.

Also, they will not waste time standing in queues as they will gain fast track access into the arena.

Stuart Neal, head of UK global payment acceptance at Barclaycard, said that the company was "really excited" to be working with the iconic music venue.

"The music and leisure industry is a fantastic opportunity for contactless, freeing concert-goers from the worry of carrying a wallet or having the correct change," he added.

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