May 29, 2013 13:00 ET

Barclaycard Highlights the Growth of Contactless Technology in the UK With Facebook Infographics

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - As the popularity of contactless technology continues to rise, the Barclaycard Facebook page has published a series of infographics illustrating how contactless payments have seen an increase in frequency, value, and availability across the UK.

In the first image of the series, a map of the UK shows how the number of contactless payments has increased fivefold by going from 710,000 transactions in December 2011 to 3.8 million in December 2012. Alongside this growth in frequency is a corresponding rise in value; another image shows how the total value of contactless payments in the UK has grown during the same time period, rising from £4.1 million in December 2011 to £26.7 million in December 2012.

While the frequency and value of contactless transactions have increased, so has access to the payment method. Another infographic illustrates this point with a timeline demonstrating how more than one million journeys have been purchased through contactless payment technology on TfL London buses since it was made available for travellers on the network in December 2012. Additionally, the number of contactless retailers has also grown, as indicated by the fourth image posted on the page - a map of the M25 area listing the presence of 33,507 contactless payment terminals in May 2012 and 41,314 in December 2012, which represents a gain of 23 per cent within a single year.

By clearly illustrating how contactless technology is becoming an essential part of the daily routine for people across the UK, these helpful infographics add to Barclaycard's efforts to present its Facebook fans and customers with another convenient and engaging resource offering direct access to useful information, exclusive offers, and opportunities to win attractive prizes.

As part of Barclays Retail and Business Banking, Barclaycard has become a leader in offering innovative, convenient and flexible payment options to businesses and consumers alike. The company has established a significant international presence with 28.8 million customers globally and operations in the UK, United States, Europe, and Africa.

Barclaycard is deeply involved in pioneering the technology driving contactless mobile payments, designed to create seamless integration with the needs of the future. To view a diverse range of options, such as Barclaycard's latest reward credit card, or for more information about recent developments in the field of contactless payments, please visit

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