AMT Coffee, the coffee bar chain, has rolled out contactless payment systems nationally using technology from Barclaycard.
The system allows customers to pay for goods more quickly, which was particularly relevant to the chain, which is located mainly in airports and rail stations.
Jon Hassall, COO at AMT Coffee, said: “Before April this year, none of our branches accepted debit or credit cards but the speed of contactless persuaded us it was a must have for a coffee retailer in busy railway stations.”
The technology will allow customers to pay for purchases worth up to £15 without having to sign or enter a pin on a payment terminal. Customers just need to hold their card over the contactless terminal, and the Chip and PIN technology will automatically record the transaction.
The Co-operative Foods yesterday announced that it will start a pilot of contactless technology in 100 food stores next year.
Barclaycard also provides contactless terminals for other food retailers including Pret a Manger, Subway, Yo! Sushi and EAT.