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.
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.
Anyone can use a contactless payment bracelet if they are over 12 years of age and have a UK-registered bank account.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, the bPay app is completely free to download and use and is compatible with both iOS and Android operating systems
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.
Any UK Visa® or MasterCard® debit or credit card can be used with bPay.
All your payments will be automatically tracked on the app, under the ‘activity’ tab.
Tovi Sorga contactless payment bracelets come with an accessible inner pocket so you can swap your contactless payment chip between different styles of jewellery.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Contactless payment bracelets can be used to make payments on buses and taxis across the London transport system, wherever you see the contactless symbol.
Transport for London provides a free facility to track your contactless journey across London here: https://contactless.tfl.gov.uk
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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