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Barclays is expanding its reach in mobile payments

Barclays intends to establish a stronger position in the UK mobile payments scene

Barclays, a leading financial institution, has announced plans to expand its mobile payments initiative in the United Kingdom. Last year, the company launched its own wearable device, which can be used to make contactless payments. Called bPay, the device has found some favor among consumers in the UK, and Barclays now plans to launch more options that will help mobile payments become more mainstream. The company intends to update its wearable device, as well as provide consumers with key fobs and stickers that can initiate a transaction.

Companies are seeing promising opportunities in the mobile industry

Like other companies, Barclays has seen a great deal of promise in the mobile payments sector. Several telecommunications companies have begun entering into this space, as well as technology companies like Apple and Samsung. In order to compete with such large companies, Barclays is working to improve its mobile payments solutions. Apple is expected to launch its new mobile payments service in the UK next month and Barclays intends to compete with the service and vie for the attention of mobile consumers throughout the country.

Cashless payments have overtaken traditional transactions in the UK

Mobile Payments - BarclaysAccording to the UK Payments Council, cashless payments have not overtaken the use of traditional currency. Consumers throughout the UK have shown favor for using their smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices to make payments. These devices represent a more convenient way to shop for and purchase products, especially online. While relatively few merchants accept mobile payments in physical stores, this is becoming more common because of companies like Barclays that are making contactless transactions possible.

New solutions will give Barclays a fighting edge

Barclay’s new key fob and stickers will act as a type of contactless bank card, allowing consumers to pre-load these solutions with funds. Funds can be added online or via a mobile application. Consumers can have several of these solutions and manage them separately. The new solutions may help Barclays better compete with other companies that have muscled into the UK mobile payments industry.

Barlcays links India and the UK through mobile payments

Barclays launches Pingit service in India to take advantage of the remittance market

Prestigious British creditor Barclays is launching a new mobile payment service between the United Kingdom and India. The financial organization sees promise in the mobile commerce space and has found some degree of success with its mobile payment services in the UK recently. India is currently the largest remittance market for the United Kingdom, with some $3 billion in payment volume reported in 2013. Barclays is working to make its Pingit service available in India in order to take advantage of the activity in the remittance market.

UK consumers show favor for the Pingit service and its ability to facilitate mobile payments

Pingit has been available in the UK for some time. The service allows consumers to spend money in a quick and efficient way using their smartphones. The service will have a similar function in India, and those using the service will be able to use nothing more than their phone numbers to transfer funds between the two countries. The benefit of the service is that neither those sending or receiving funds need to be a Barclays customer.

Mobile commerce continues to gain ground in India and the United Kingdom

Mobile Payments - BarclaysMobile commerce is becoming a powerful force in both the UK and India. Smartphone penetration in both countries is on the rise and more consumers are looking to take advantage of new services that cater specifically to a mobile audience. The demand for mobile payments services is on the rise and large companies like Barclays are looking to accommodate this demand.

Maximum payment that can be processed through the Pingit service is $2,000

According to Barclays, the minimum transaction that can be made for its Pingit service is $30. The maximum transaction is nearly $2,000. Mobile payments made through the service can take as long as 48 hours to process. After the payment is processed, those receiving funds will be able to use their money in any way they see fit. Pingit is currently one of the most popular mobile commerce services in the United Kingdom.