Cases inserted with chip to enable users to enable them to make contactless payments at retailers
Barclaycard has teamed up with Case Station to insert its bPay contactless chip into its products.
All Case Station cases have been made to discreetly hold the chip, which will allow users to make ‘touch and go’ payments for £30 and under whenever they see a contactless symbol.
The bPay chip links to a secure digital wallet on the mobile and can be used by anyone holding a UK-registered Visa or MasterCard debit or credit card.
Users can add funds to the wallet using the mobile app or online through the bPay web portal, or by setting up an automatic top-up which will add money when their balance falls below a pre-set level.
The new range of cases are compatible with a range of devices, including Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and LG models, which can be ordered through the Case Station website. They will then be dispatched within 48 hours.
Barclaycard commercial director of digital consumer payments Tami Hargreaves said: “Launched in 2015, bPay is the ideal addition to the Case Station range as it instantly turns your phone into a way of making simple, flexible and secure contactless payments for everyday purchases.
“bPay is about giving customers choice and this new range offers them a convenient alternative to other mobile payment options.”