Monday, 16 November 2015

Message from Cartes following Friday's terrorist attacks

We inform you that CARTES SECURE CONNEXIONS will open as planned from the 17th to the 19th of November, at Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Center 
(Hall 3 and 4). 

Increased security measures have been put in place and will be maintained through out the event in order to ensure the highest security standards to our exhibitors and visitors. 

For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact our hotline
+33 (0)1 76 77 11 11. 

We look forward to welcoming you on Tuesday 17th November at 9:30 am. 


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Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Barclaycard and TopShop launch contactless payment fashion range

Leading card provider Barclaycard and UK high street retailer, TopShop have worked together to develop a range of wearable accessories incorporating Barclaycard’s  bPay contactless technology.
The TOPSHOP x bPay collection includes wristbands, smartphone cases, stickers and key chains. All have been created to discreetly hold the small bPay contactless chip. The chip links to a secure digital wallet, enabling customers to shop with a tap at 300,000 locations across the UK. 

Users can add funds to their digital wallet on-the-go using a mobile app, online through the bPay web portal, or via an automatic top-up which adds funds when their balance falls below a pre-set level.
The partnership launches Barclays bPay technology decisively into mainstream high street shopping.

Tami Hargreaves, commercial director of  digital consumer payments at Barclaycard stated: “The collaboration shows how the worlds of fashion and technology can combine to create a stylish and easy new way for people to pay using contactless”
This is not,  however, the first fashionable collaboration for Bpay as earlier this year Scottish knitwear brand Lyle & Scott introduced a £150 'contactless jacket' that comes complete with a buttoned-down pouch for Barclays' BPay wristbands.
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Hamburg based Management Consultancy seeks Payments Industry experts

A Financial Services Management Consultancy is growing dynamically and is seeking a Consultant and Principal to join them during this exciting period of growth,

The roles will be client based Monday to Thursday ( anywhere in Germany or around Europe) and Hamburg based at my client on Fridays.

The successful candidate will have experience of strategic management consultancy as well as excellent payment industry knowledge.

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To discuss in more detail, please email

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