McDonald’s has confirmed the rollout of contactless payment technology in all 1,200 of its UK restaurants.
According to The Mirror, the fast-food giant is introducing special contactless readers that will allow customers to pay for orders of £15 or less with contactless credit or debit cards. The £1.5million initiative is set for launch this summer.
Mark Austin of Visa Europe, comments: “McDonald’s could bring contactless to the masses. There are a number of medium-sized retailers on board, but this is the first large-scale rollout.”
There are now close to 12 million contactless payment cards in circulation in the UK, and that number is expected to jump to 25 million by 2012, says The Mirror.
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