Contactless Payment Wearables: All you need to know - Tovi Sorga

Contactless Payment Wearables: All you need to know

Contactless Payment Wearables: All you need to know

WHAT IS A CONTACTLESS PAYMENT BRACELET?

How do contactless payment bracelets work?

Contactless payment bracelets contain a tiny chip that links to the free bPay app. Upload your payment cards to the app, top up the app, and track all your spending while you’re out and about.

What is bPay by Barclaycard?

bPay by Barclaycard is a pre-paid account supported by a free app that links to your Tovi Sorga contactless payment bracelet. Simply add money from any Visa® or MasterCard® debit or credit card registered to a UK address and use the bPay device to make fast, secure contactless payments of up to £30.

CAN ANYONE USE CONTACTLESS PAYMENT BRACELETS?

Who can use contactless payment bracelets?

Anyone can use a contactless payment bracelet if they are over 12 years of age and have a UK-registered bank account.

How old do you have to be to use a contactless payment bracelet?

You need to be 12 years old to register for a bank account in Britain, so you need to be 12 years old to register your own bPay device. However, it is also possible for a parent to register their device which can then be used by a child as a secure way to track their spending.

Do I need to be a Barclaycard customer or bank with Barclays to set-up a bPay account?

No, you don’t need to be a Barclaycard customer or bank with Barclays , you just need to have a Visa® or MasterCard® debit or credit card registered to a UK address.

Is it true contactless can help with accessibility and disability issues?

There’s no fumbling for cards, coins, zips and poppers with a contactless payment bracelet – you just have to touch your wrist to the contactless terminal – which makes a Tovi Sorga bracelet a really useful accessory for people with reduced mobility. Being able to track all your spending can also be great if you have a carer who helps you with your shopping, as all contactless payments can immediately be checked.

Mens contactless payment wristband by Tovi Sorga: leather printed design

HOW DOES THE BPAY APP WORK?

Is the bPay app free?

Yes, the bPay app is completely free to download and use and is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems

How quickly does bPay work?

You simply download the app to your smartphone, desktop or tablet, register your cards to the app and top up your bracelet from your choice of card through the app. Your Tovi Sorga contactless payment bracelet will then be ready to use immediately.

What cards can I connect to my contactless payment bracelet?

Any UK Visa® or MasterCard® debit or credit card can be used with bPay.

How do I track my contactless spending?

All your payments will be automatically tracked on the app, under the ‘activity’ tab.

Wearable contactless payment technology: bPay by Barclaycard chip and Tovi Sorga UK

Can I use the same chip in different contactless wearables?

Tovi Sorga contactless payment bracelets come with an accessible inner pocket so you can swap your contactless payment chip between different styles of jewellery.

What if I have a problem with my bPay device, is there any support?

The bPay support team can be easily contacted through the app or via SMS, Facebook Messenger and Twitter. You can also visit the bPay help centre: https://www.bpay.co.uk/help-centre

 

IS CONTACTLESS SAFE?

What is the contactless limit and why is there a limit on contactless payments?

The maximum payment you can make using your contactless payment wearable for any one transaction is £30, however there is no daily limit on using your contactless bracelet. £30 is the current contactless payment limit in the UK.

Is contactless safe?

Contactless has the same fraud protection applied as any other UK bank card, which means that it is extremely safe to use. The bPay app has the added security advantage of being able to instantly block your chip to prevent further transactions being made if you have lost your bracelet or it has been stolen. The Tovi Sorga contactless payment bracelets are also designed to look like a piece of jewellery so that the contactless payment functionality is as discrete as possible.

 

WHERE CAN I USE MY CONTACTLESS PAYMENT BRACELET?

Which shops accept contactless payments?

Contactless payment terminals are now available at over 490,000 retailers across the UK, and you can also use your contactless payment bracelet to make payments on the London transport system and abroad.

Many independent shops now have contactless terminals and you can use payment wearables in over 490,000 UK retailers

Does contactless work abroad?

Tovi Sorga contactless payment bracelets can be used to make safe, secure, tracked payments abroad, wherever you see the contactless payment symbol. There is no extra fee for making payments abroad, and your purchase will be charged at the current exchange rate.

 

CONTACTLESS PAYMENT ON TFL

If I use contactless instead of an Oyster card on the tube, how does it work?

Contactless payment bracelets work exactly like an Oyster card, capping when you have reached the maximum daily limit. However, it is not possible to add TfL season tickets to your bPay chip.

Can you use contactless on the bus?

Contactless payment bracelets can be used to make payments on buses and taxis across the London transport system, wherever you see the contactless symbol.

Can I track my journey on the London transport system using contactless?

Transport for London provides a free facility to track your contactless journey across London here: https://contactless.tfl.gov.uk

 

THE FUTURE OF CONTACTLESS PAYMENT

What is the future of contactless payment?

Contactless payment across the UK has never been stronger: two in three UK terminals are now contactless, and contactless spending has reached £4bn in the UK alone. With touch and go technology mandatory by 2020 for retailers who process card payments, the retail environment is primed to embrace this fun, futuristic and beautiful way to pay. There are a number of extremely exciting developments for contactless payment set to hit the headlines in 2018. Watch this space...

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