Barclaycard prepares to launch three in one cardOyster, credit card and payment system combined

10 July 2007

Barclaycard has launched a website to allow people to pre-register for its new three-in-one payment card.

The card, which will enable people to buy a paper, coffee and take the tube using a single piece of plastic, is on track to be launched in London in September.

It combines an Oyster card, Barclaycard and so-called OneTouch payment system, which enables people to make transactions of up to £10 simply by waving their card over a scanner.

Barclaycard said it had decided to call the card OnePulse to convey the energy that runs through London and highlight the card's three-in-one feature. The card also has a picture of the London skyline on it.

OneTouch

So far the group has only announced one retailer who has signed up to use the new OneTouch contactless payment system, but it said it had received 'significant interest', and expected to deploy thousands of terminals this year.

It added that it planned to roll out the card across the rest of the UK during 2008.

Payments body APACS has previously estimated that there could be more than five million contactless payment cards from a range of providers in circulation by the end of 2008, accepted at more than 100,000 retailers.

Go to www.barclaycard-onepulse.co.uk to register for OnePulse.

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