During the last few months, most of us living in London have at least heard about “contactless payments” hyped as the next big thing in banking and retail industry. As part of my collaboration with bPay by Barclaycard to promote the launch of three new contactless devices, I was truly fascinated by the bPay fob’s simplicity and adaptability to my daily life.
From the first day, I attached the fashionable fob to my keychain and kept the power of contactless close by with my house keys. Since then, there was no need to pull out my wallet or credit card for most of my daily essentials, morning coffee, lunchtime sandwiches and travel cards. With the contactless limit increasing to £30 in September- currently at £20, the bPay fob (one of the three bPay devices available at £19.99, wristband at £24.99 and sticker at £14.99) made payments fun while felt completely safe and honestly as secure as chip and Pin device to use. The leading innovation helped me make easy payments in this new tech savvy environment, yet adapted surprising easily and smartly to my routine without feeling an external payment method. I find the bPay fob ideal for commuters, shoppers and fitness fans making payments full easier by just carrying your true essentials – just your key chain will do! All three bPay products are now available to anyone with a UK registered Visa, MasterCard debit or credit card and you can simply order them at bPay.co.uk
bPay fob available at bPay.co.uk, T-shirt: Sandro, Trousers: Z Zegna, Shoes: Dsquared2
Photos: Alice Zielasko