Contactless payment, once an abstract, hard-to-imagine concept is now part of everyday life. And a recent partnership between Topshop and Barclaycard is turning it into a fashionable must-have. (Stylish spot, Gemma.)
The bPay and Topshop collaboration brings you a range of accessories – from wristbands to smartphone cases – embedded with a small bPay contactless chip. The chip links to a secure digital wallet, so you can tap and pay wherever you see the contactless symbol.
Wearables are definitely a talking point in the tech world, but so far they have lacked a fashion edge. This collaboration could change things very quickly, making wearables even more desirable.